Moby Dick

p.12 'Life's something like a ship's passage out of port,but not a complete voyage. A ship's driving force is its bow,its front end- like a church's platform should be life's guide.'

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The narrator, Ishmael, is comparing a sea voyage to the voyage of life. Much like church in people's lives, the ship's bow is the guiding point in the seaman's life.