In "moby ", as the ship is sinking, we see a crew member frantically nailing ahab's flag to the mast. this detail exemplifies the larger theme of:
a. the futility of human efforts to dominate nature
b. the supremacy of american culture
c. america's loss of innocence
d. nature's essential evil.
b. one with limited traits.
"an ulterior, usually implicit meaning or quality" is the definition of a. overtone.
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