What do you make of the whiteness of the whale?
Do you think the white whale is more terrifying? (Personally I think so- have you seen any photos?)
What do you think about Ishmael's ideas about the awfulness of the colour white?
Why does Ishmael write about the terror caused by the colour white, 2 chapters after the conversation "... look yonder, boys, there's another in the sky—lurid-like, ye see, all else pitch black." "What of that? Who's afraid of black's afraid of me! I'm quarried out of it!" "[...] Aye, harpooneer, thy race is the undeniable dark side of mankind—devilish dark at that. No offence."?
What is the meaning, and significance, of this chapter? How does it fit into the whole thing? Is it meant to be juxtaposed with "Cetology"- scientific facts aren't enough for understanding the whale, and can't account for the fright it evokes in Ishmael and other men? Or?