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by Herman Melville

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What is the name of the carpenter in Moby Dick?

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In both Chapters CVII and CVIII the carpenter is referred to as “carpenter,” not “the carpenter,” as though that is the only name he goes by.  The narrator even describes him as a sort of function rather than a human being: he is “a stript abstract; an unfractioned integral; uncompromised as a new-born babe.”

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