This is the story of Jonah, a prophet who was called by God, but who fled from that calling. I am Jonah. You are Jonah. We are also every character within his story.
Just so, America is Jonah--either drifting or fleeing from God. She is the sailor helping Jonah escape, the ship threatened by the tempest and in danger of foundering. She is among the mariners--afraid, each crying to his god.
America is Jonah, thrown into the sea and swallowed up by a great fish,