For at bottom—so he told me—he was actuated by a profound desire to learn among the Christians, the arts whereby to make his people still happier than they were; and more than that, still better than they were.

from Herman Melville – Moby-Dick (Chap. 12: Biographical) on Rap Genius

Meaning

For all his “savagery”, Queequeg exhibits the most fundamental “civilized” quality: desiring a better life for himself and his people through education.

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