Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

Snow Falling on Cedars Essay | Critical Essay #1

This Study Guide consists of approximately 71 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Snow Falling on Cedars.
This section contains 1,586 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Snow Falling on Cedars Study Guide

Critical Essay #1

Bussey holds a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies and a bachelor's degree in English literature. She is an independent writer specializ- ing in literature. In the following essay, she demonstrates how Ishmael Chambers would have experienced a different fate had he been more like Moby Dick's narrator, Ishmael.

In many ways, Ishmael Chambers, the World War II veteran and small-town reporter in David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars is similar to his literary namesake in Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick. In fact, the two characters have enough in common to warrant a comparison in an effort to understand Ishmael Chambers better. Fundamentally, however, there are significant differences in the two characters' ways of understanding the world. If Ishmael Chambers had been more like Ishmael at this deeper level, he could have saved himself years of anger, resentment, and cynicism. It is likely that he would have married...

(read more from the Critical Essay #1 section)

This section contains 1,586 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Snow Falling on Cedars Study Guide
Copyrights
Snow Falling on Cedars from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook