2 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2016
    1. Claggart with no origin and no background. “What?” you say. That’s right, it’s not very clear.

      Claggart is a unusual name indeed, it stands out from the rest of the story. The name is pretty cacophonous and well it's never used before and probably will never be given the association given by Melville

      http://goo.gl/oxGvuF(need Jstor access)

  2. May 2015
    1. undetermined momentousness

      Such an ambivalent phrase. The narrator seems to be claiming that this is a "moment" unparalleled in its significance. Yet this significance is "undetermined"; it remains unclear exactly how the moment is significant.