Fanatacism at its Best!

I first encountered this word many years ago when reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

“It would be refining too much, perhaps, even considering his monomania, to hint that his vindictiveness towards the White Whale might have possibly extended itself in some degree to all sperm whales, and that the more monsters he slew by so much the more he multiplied the chances that each subsequently encountered whale would prove to be the hated one he hunted.”

monomania

\ mon-uhmey-nee-uh, –meyn-yuh \, noun;

1.  (no longer in technical use) a psychosis characterized by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas.
2.  an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject, or the like.
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