Tuesday, September 28, 2010


confidence man; noun - A man who swindles his victims by using a confidence game.

"The Confidence-Man uses the Mississippi River as a metaphor for those broader aspects of American and human identity that unify the otherwise disparate characters. Melville also employs the river's fluidity as a reflection and backdrop of the shifting identities of his "confidence man."

"Guys, wake up here. We have accomplished an incredible amount in the most adverse circumstances imaginable."

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