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Moby-Dick, can teach you many things if you can remain focused long enough.
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Captain Ahab of the whaling ship the Pequod is a man whose heart is driven by revenge and a monomania that brings on the destruction of the Pequod and all but one member of her crew.

He is looking to destroy the abominable White Whale, the Evil of the Earth, Moby Dick.
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A defence of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick from Edgar …

Back in Chapter 70, speaking to the decapitatedhead of a Sperm Whale, your captain and mine was heard to say "Speak, thou vast and venerable head; speak, mighty headand tell us the secret that is in thee." In thischapter he addresses himself to the gold coin he nailed to themainmast as a reward to him who could "raise him Moby Dick".

This is not to say that Moby Dick’s plot is bad by any means, it is just minimal.
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In examining the relationship between the two books, one might say that Ahab's Wife functions in filling in all the missing pieces that Moby Dick left....

Moby Dick created a niche for another book to come into being: Ahab's Wife.
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Such was Melville's description of Captain Ahab

Naslund's novel is written as a response to Herman Melville's Moby Dick: about a wounded sea captain who seeks revenge against nature, against "the ungraspable phantom,"1 the "heartless immensities"2 for wounding him....

Symbolism and Foreshadowing in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

Ahab represents a human being made up of evil, when he decides to questions God fate, and goes against God when he tries to strike Moby Dick the whale.

Symbols in Moby Dick Flashcards | Quizlet

In Moby Dick, we are introduced to Captain Ahab and his personal quest to avenge the personal loss he suffered at the jaws of what he considered to “evil” while Ishmael recounts “ Ahab did not fall down and worship it like them; but deliriously transferring its idea to the abhorred white whale, he pitted himself, all mutilated, against it....

Symbols in Moby-Dick Flashcards | Quizlet

It is farfrom clear what this means, but Melville wanted to make somereference to Moby Dick's messing with the captain's genitals --and so it came out like this.

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It has earned its status as a literary classic not by the typical presentation of a nuanced, epic plot or by devoting itself to absolute perfect portrayal of the world, but by its sheer bravado and omnipresence matched only by the god-character whom the novel takes its name from, Moby Dick.