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Book Summary: My Ishmael By Daniel Quinn

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Ishmael the Gorilla In the novel My Ishmael, Daniel Quinn uses methods to help develop a deeper understanding. Methods he uses are the character of Ishmael, and the maieutic method of teaching. The device of using Ishmael explores Ishmael being a gorilla, telopathic and Ishmael being a caged animal. The maieutic method helps Julie understand through experiences. Quinn uses Ishmael as one of the main character to help develop a deeper thinking of the novel for the readers. Quinn choose the device of using an animal to explore the novel’s subject because, Ishmael is more directly impacted by the habitat lose then humans are. Ishmael also has much more to lose due to human failures. Gorillas are also known to be smart animals and kind of similar

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