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a former Spanish gold coin

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In the course of the novel, two other visual images are linked to that figure of the black statuette: the Brasher Doubloon that serves as the novel's "MacGuffin," the stolen coin that drives the narrative, and the chess game that ends the novel, a game described in a book and replayed by Marlowe as he reflects upon what he has seen in the Murdock house.
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Pardes subsequently explores Ahab's "idolization of power" in the chapter on "The Doubloon," in which the gold coin allegedly suggests comparable episodes of idolatry such as Aaron's golden calf (Exodus 32) and Jeroboam's golden calves (1 Kings 12).
But one morning, turning to pass the doubloon, he seemed to be newly attracted by the strange figures and inscriptions stamped on it, as though now for the first time beginning to interpret for himself in some monomaniac way whatever significance might lurk in them.
Kieren said: "We used strings on six songs including a great new track called Distant Doubloon.
The program includes several components including a silver doubloon, distributed to each passenger.
Underscoring the monied origins of this local elite, Casey refers to these arrivistes as "nobles of the doubloon" (31).
The vast majority of students in the "below average" category who make mediocre, or bad, college students would excel in jobs where craftsmanship and artisanship hold higher value than finding the symbolism of the Spanish doubloon Capt.
Although more rare now, Japanese fishing floats still occasionally wash up on Oregon beaches and are among the most prized finds, and Moody says that in some parts of the world, lucky flotsamists still turn up the odd doubloon or gold coin from a near-shore shipwreck.
Baudrillard 1993, 1994, 2002) skepticism that everything is screened out and nothing is truly reflected any more (even in the perspectival and panoptic, let alone the abyssal realm), Huck doubloon (18)--like mirrors back to the identity-sensitive Americans their double, apparently incongruous nature/self, as it has been for instance succinctly, if also rather casually, articulated by a British classical scholar and poet--as a mixture of incorrigible innocence and diabolical cunning; more extensively, a very similar appreciation has been offered by a Russian-born political scientist and editor: "Americans are generous and niggardly, sympathetic and unfeeling, idealistic and cynical, visionary and practical".
99, "The Doubloon." [7] Fleece and Pip are two of the three lowest members in the crew's hierarchy, and they are both African Americans in a novel published in 1851.
It also happens when one seems better because it is beautiful, because it is antique, or because of some other reason that motivates the person who wants to obtain it by barter, as every day it is evident that a real, (6) a ducat, (7) a doubloon, (8) and an angelot (9) seem lovelier than another of these.
It was not a doubloon or pirate booty, but a spent brass cartridge--a treasure of another sort.
d'ye see this Spanish ounce of gold?"--holding up a broad bright coin to the sun--"it is a sixteen dollar piece, men,--a doubloon. D'ye see it?
Moby-Dick as Doubloon: Essays and Extracts, 1851-1970.