Saturday, August 14, 2004
. . . and Flask is completely contained. And Starbuck? Well, in the path of my recent thought I see the primary valence of ‘buck’ as 'ungrown'—his sense of the spiritual (thus the ‘star’) as that of a child’s, simple, trusting and uninvestigated, immature, not-developed-beyond-the-conventional. The implication is that he has the potential, had he not Ahab.