Discussion Of Man-Moth In John Bishop's Thermometers

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This story centers around the curious relationship between the artist and the public. Bishop writes about a rather strange man—an outcast—who lives in the undergrounds of New York City. This artist is so unique that he sees the moon differently than most: "He does not see the moon; he observes only her vast properties, feeling the queer light on his hands neither warm nor cold, of a temperature impossible to record in thermometers" (55). Thermometers are a mundane tool to measure temperature. I think what Bishop is suggesting is that the man-moth perceives art that is impossible to the eyes of the common individual. Bishop also writes that the man-moth only occasionally interacts with the outside world, and that his presences is rare. This
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