"Ah, God! what trances of torments does that man endure who is consumed with one unachieved revengeful desire. He sleeps with clenched hands; and wakes with his own bloody nails in his palms."
The Study: Melville details the inner torture in bad men and evil leaders. I think of our current 'leader' waking at all hours to send hateful missives throughout the twitter-verse. Is it revenge that motivates such hate? And who will continue to pay for the torment within?