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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Captain Ahab is obsessed with the idea of seeking revenge and killing the great white whale, Moby Dick. He boards the Pequod, a whaleboat ship and with only one mission in mind, to destruct Moby Dick. Ahab is a bad captain for the whaleboat because he is infiltrated with the obsession to kill Moby Dick which makes him manipulative, selfish, and quite dangerous. Even if the Pequod’s fate was to fail or succeed, Ahab made it inevitable to have a good success. Throughout the book, it can be argued that

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    Captain Ahab and Moby Dick: Literary critics point to a variety of themes and juxtapositions when analyzing Herman Melville's “Moby Dick”. Some see the land opposed to the sea or Fate opposed to free will. Most mention man versus nature or good versus evil. A perspective that seems overlooked though is the perspective of the self and the other. The self and other is when one discovers the other (something not us) within oneself, when one realizes that one is not a single being alien to anything

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    Captain Ahab of the whaling ship, The Pequod, set out on a journey to conquer his foe that had removed his leg – the White Whale dubbed Moby Dick. Just recently, the ship was witnessed being destroyed firsthand by members of the whaling ship Rachel. It is reported that only one man from Nantucket survived the wreck and that the rest of the crew suffered a brutal death at the hands of the infamous white whale. The crew of the Rachel witnessed the entire conflict and is more than willing to share the

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    faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!” And he was right, men are intriguing and much like one another. As an example, one can take Shakespeare’s Hamlet and compare him to Captain Ahab from Moby-Dick. Two very different men in very different situations, and yet, with alike personalities for both are similarly obsessive personas who must become the heroes of their own stories. One of the first things to notice when comparing

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