An Analysis Of Melville 's ' The Novel ' Of Meandering ' Essay

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A Final Chapter This English class has taken such a unique approach. Some think that that is confusing and difficult to navigate, for me, this new approach to writing is just what I needed. Meandering thoughts and disconnection is at the beginning of any process and I am happy to accept that. Melville has shown us that this part of the process can be used in our favor, his book of meandering storylines is a rich piece that can teach you about yourself and the world, if only you let it. In the beginning of the novel Melville writes “Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down a dale and leaves you there by a pool in the stream. There is magic in it. Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries” (4). I am most attracted to this romantic, lyrical language because I find it to carry immense depth. Most of all I took this as an insight that confirmed this new way of writing and also warned us of the many paths of this book. This romantic Shakespearean language did not last very long and almost instantly I became confused again, challenged to take the bread crumbs that I did understand and take them for more than what they are. At the same time, I have had to let go of thinking that every detail is important. As a designer and an artist I enjoy leaving those bread crumbs. My favorite medium right now is costume design.. Costume design is an opportunity to take the concepts that I grasp from the meaning of the story and mimic them

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