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A ReflectionOn MelvillesAccomplishmentsBrad JonesMs CarmanPeriod 6American LiteratureMellvilleAs an author Melville both courted failure and scorned successpg 613 ACompanion to Melville Studies How many famous legends in time have existed toknow no fame How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving duecredit for there work Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words Herman Melville iscertainly a prodigy when it comes to writing Herman Melville never received hardly anycredit for any of his works Melville wrote such novels as Moby-Dick and Billy Budd Melville wrote about things that he knew about He wrote about his own experiences The one thing that he loved and knew the most about was whalingHerman Melville was born in 1819 the son of Allan and Maria Melville He wasone of a Family of eight children - four boys and four girls - who was raised comfortablyin a nice neighborhood in New York City Herman Melville came from a famous bloodline out of Albany NY Melvilles grandfather General Peter Gansevoort was a hero Even though the General died six years before Melville was born Melville still put himin his book PierreOn the outer side of the blood line there was Major Melville The Major was awealthy Boston merchant who was one of the famous Mohawks who boarded the shipof the East India Company that night of 1773 and dumped the cargo in to the BostonHarbor Later Major Melville became the Naval Officer of The Port of Boston a postgiven to him by Gorge Washington It is like the two blood lines fitted together perfectlyto create Herman Melville Herman had the strength of the General and the crazy hartof the MajorHerman Melville was hardly more than a boy when he ran out to sea after hisfathers death A young Melville sighed up as a boy on the St Lawrence to Liverpool andback to New York Many of the events that show up in Melvilles Redburn are actuarialevents that happened of his
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