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    Captain Ahab

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    soon as Herman Melville introduces Captain Ahab in his novel, Moby Dick, there is a sense of mystery behind him. More and more information about the captain of the Pequod is revealed to Ishmael, the narrator of the novel, and readers begin to recognize the contradiction in Ahab’s character. He is described as a “grand, ungodly, god-like man” (82), who has his humanities despite being given a name that would “somehow prove prophetic” (83). Later in the novel, Ahab confesses his plan to find and kill

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    Captain Ahab Symbolism

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    Two symbols that relate to Captain Ahab in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick are the dents on the deck and the whale. The deck is a symbol of captain Ahab in the way that they both have dents, the deck physically has dents from Ahab’s peg, while Ahab himself has dents in the way that he lost his leg to Moby-Dick and now has to have a peg to walk on because of Moby-Dick biting his leg off. ”But on the occasion in question, those dents looked deeper, even as his nervous step that morning left a deeper mark

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    Ishmael Captain Ahab

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    Herman Melville during the Romanticism Era, Ishmael describes his journey through the seas trying to find Moby Dick and helping Captain Ahab until the end. In Moby Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville, Melville describes Captain Ahab as a man of few words and with a disability, a missing leg, that was eaten off by the big white whale, Moby Dick. Ishmael describes Captain Ahab as a complicated character at first to understand due to the reason that he was affected not only physically but mentally by

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    Captain Ahab sights Moby Dick from afar and continues his hot pursuit on the White Whale. For three days, a relentless chase occurs because of Ahab’s desire for revenge. The indomitable whale continually destroys boat after boat. During the latter days of the struggle, the whale finally attacks the Pequod, plunging the ship to the bottom pits of the ocean. Determined to reach his final goal, the captain makes a last ditch effort and launches his harpoon towards Moby Dick. Ironically, Ahab’s harpoon

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    The Despicable Captain Ahab In the short story, "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, Captain Ahab lost his leg from a white whale named Moby Dick. He planned to find and get revenge on the whale with the help of his friends. After finding Moby Dick and trying to kill it, Captain Ahab and his mates ended up dying. Captain Ahab is seen as despicable for many reasons. One reason is he insisted on getting revenge on Moby Dick instead of following their original plan, which was catching a bunch of whales

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    the Pequod kills 4 whales and 1 of them was killed by Captain Ahab. Ahab is mesmerized by one dead whale that is sunbathing in the sun. He believes that whales react to the sun the same way humans react to the sun. The 4 whales that were killed that day were very much far apart from each other. They were able to get three of the whales killed the same day but had to wait until the next day for the fourth whale that was killed. Every day when Ahab would get out of his cabin, he would calculate the latitude

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    Personality Traits : Captain Ahab is basically insane. Ishmael describes him as a crazy or evil person. Captain Ahab only wants to kill Moby Dick and doesn't realize that Moby Dick is just an animal. Ahab is willing to die until he kills Moby Dick. Physical Description : Captain Ahab's leg was ripped off, which happened in a whaling accident. His fake leg is made out of whale bone. Aside from his leg, Captain Ahab's appearance is scary. He has gray hair and a giant scar running down his face.

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    goes whaling in a ship called the Pequod, with people that have a significance in the story especially the captain, Ahab. Ahab has an obsession with catching a white whale named Moby Dick that took his leg and this obsession of getting revenge takes a turn for the worst and the everyone on the Pequod, except Ishmael, died. One question we might what to ask ourselves is, what is Captain Ahab taking revenge for? Is it for his leg, For his anger, For his suffering or is it for something totally different

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    our class has read the shortened version of the novel Moby Dick. The novel was about how a determined captain named Captain Ahab decided to recruit crew members on a ship called the Pequod to help kill Moby Dick. Moby Dick is a massive sperm whale that supposively causes havoc in the Pacific Ocean. Captain Ahab is so determined to kill Moby Dick due to his leg being cut off by him. Captain Ahab’s vindictiveness has took over which caused him to go out on this dangerous voyage without thinking

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    Captain Ahab always had the desire to go after Moby Dick. His obsession grew even deeper when the great white whale took his leg. He spent several years trying to go after the whale. By being the captain of the ship, he had crew members come along on his journey to help slay the whale. His passion grew deeper each day as he lived amongst the ship and set sails to complete his mission. Captain Ahab was mad and also knew what he was doing as he began to go after Moby Dick. When Ahab

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