Parthia

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an ancient kingdom in Asia to the southeast of the Caspian Sea

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Pardes also traces the different manifestations of Jonah symbolism elsewhere in the novel, including the cabin boy Pip's abandonment at sea in "The Castaway," Ishmael's examination of the whale skeleton in "A Bower in the Arsacides," and his final Jonah-like survival of the wreck of the Pequod in the "Epilogue.
Pardes uses this formulation to comment on Holy Land or Orientalist motifs in the appearance of the Parsee prophet Fedallah in chapter 51, the scene of Ishmael on the masthead in chapter 35, and the whale shrines depicted in "The Honor and Glory of Whaling," "A Bower in the Arsacides," and "The Fossil Whale" Melville's appropriation of the name Ishmael also allegedly reveals the parallel punitive fates of the unchosen (Ishmael) and chosen (Isaac) in the biblical narrative, subverting the implicit assumptions of American Holy Land literature and national cultural ideology.
And as for my exact knowledge of the bones of the leviathan in their gigantic, full grown development, for that rare knowledge I am indebted to my late royal friend Tranquo, king of Tranque, one of the Arsacides.
The reciprocities between train-bear and bear-train, like Melville's words-vines in the chapter "A Bower in the Arsacides," foreground the mysterious half-naturalness of language and partial linguistic constructedness of nature but also align Faulkner, like Melville, at one and the same time with the extravagant fecundity of the natural world and the technologies, emblematized by and including print technology, that participate in its destruction.
We will leave Botany Bay in three weeks: we will reconnoitre the western part of New Caledonia, discovered by Cook, the land of the Arsacides [Solomons] seen by Surville, and the Louisiade, discovered by M.