Essays Tagged: "Ahab"

Herman Melville's response to Nathaniel Hawthorne

inally, the conflict between good and evil was displayed between Melville's characters, Ishmael and Ahab, as it had been between Hester and society.Hawthorne gave numerous suggestions to Melville conc ... r own, not following the crowd and Melville carried over the same theme in his novel. In Moby-Dick, Ahab and Ishmael were a response to the hardship's one might endure in pursuing a dream. Melville is ...

(5 pages) 99 1 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Comparison between Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville. They Focused their writings on how man was affected by nature. They translated their philosophies though both the portrayal of their protago

portrayal of their protagonist and their own self exploration. In Moby Dick, Melville writes about Ahab's physical and metaphysical struggle over the great white whale, Moby Dick, symbolic of man's s ... great white whale, Moby Dick, symbolic of man's struggle against the overwhelming forces of nature. Ahab's quest is reported and experienced through the eyes of Ishmael. Melville's use of the third pe ...

(7 pages) 110 0 3.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Characters and Plot of "Moby Dick" by By Herman Melville

t on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is thenarrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-leggedcommander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill thegigantic whale M ... ueequeg from Ishmael and gladlylet him join the crew. They are told the captain of the ship isnamed Ahab. Peleg and Bildad say that he is a good man, but becauseof some strange illness, he is confined ...

(6 pages) 120 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Critical Analysis of "Moby Dick" by Melville

ng boat Ishmael sailed on where such characters as Queequeq, Starbuck, and the captain of the ship, Ahab, all journeyed together.Not long once at sea, the captain of the ship, Ahab reveals his plan to ... at sea, the captain of the ship, Ahab reveals his plan to hunt down a white whale named Moby Dick. Ahab was veteran sailor, a man that had a heart of stone. Ahab had a personal grudge against Moby Di ...

(9 pages) 188 0 3.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A detailed overview of Jezebel from the bible.

32 and II-9: 22 Jezebel was considered a harlot and a dominating wife who had great influence over Ahab, which caused him to sin and do wrong. According to the Bible, Jezebel who is looked upon as ev ... ked upon as good.I do not believe Jezebel acted worse than any other ruler or prophet of that time. Ahab murders as well, after he discovers Naboths death and takes control of the vineyard. "Thus says ...

(6 pages) 97 1 2.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Moby Dick.

t makes Ishmael swear an oath to kill the white whale? DoesIshmael see Moby Dick the same way which Ahab sees him? Why is thewhiteness of the whale terrifying?We know that Ahab has long before this st ... r 41, Ishmael speaks of an oath that he has taken up to kill the same white whale of the tales from Ahab, as has the rest of the crew; but not until chapter forty-two did I begin to make my own opinio ...

(4 pages) 97 1 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Herman Melville's classic novel,"Moby Dick".

1800s, Herman Melville's classic novel, Moby Dick, introduced this contrast through the characters Ahab and Starbuck. Ahab was the whaling ship's captain who had no morals and let his obsessions brin ... y, Starbuck had morals which provided him with opposing strength and a more honorable downfall than Ahab. Although both men had a few similarities and were faced with the same challenges in whaling, t ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Symbols and Meanings in "Moby Dick".

s locations and even inanimate objects to serve as symbols for his story. This is a story of a man (Ahab), in search of Satan (Moby Dick), on the one hand, and God (Moby Dick again) on the other hand. ... religious overtones of the novel. Initially, Ishmael is swept totally into the compelling scope of Ahab's quest. "I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had be ...

(9 pages) 152 1 3.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is called Ahab as a tragic hero. How Ahab is represented as a tragic hero throughout the novel and how he brings the story into its tragic conclusion.

Ahab, one of the key characters in the novel, can be viewed as the protagonist, one who causes the a ... uished by courage and ability, who is admired for his qualities and achievements. The antagonist to Ahab is Moby Dick, the white hale whom Ahab pursues, leading to the death of himself and his crew. H ... , he clearly knows what he wants to do and has a clear plan to do it and carries to out to the end. Ahab can be seen as both tragic hero and crazy lunatic. Ahab may be enable and insane forever but hi ...

(1 pages) 35 0 2.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Captain Ahab portrayed as monomaniacal in Moby Dick.

its main character. Through his actions, words, thoughts, and what others think about him, Captain Ahab is truly monomaniacal. Ahab is monomaniacal through his words and thoughts. "Talk not to ... s and thoughts. "Talk not to me of blasphemy,man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me." This shows Ahab's madness because only he would have the nerve to say that no matter who it is, great or small, ...

(3 pages) 38 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Herman Melville's "Moby Dick", or "The Whale".

ly, his dream comes true and he becomes a sailor on board the whaler Pequod, where he meets Captain Ahab and immediately gets impressed by this strange man. In fact, Ishmael combines the role of a nar ... , Ishmael combines the role of a narrator and observer. Much more attention is paid to the image of Ahab.Captain Ahab is mysterious and inscrutable - even his appearance has sometimes frightening, unu ...

(5 pages) 50 0 4.2 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Revenge caused by injury and it's consequences in Herman Melville's "Moby Dick"

t to death." Such is the case in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. In this story, a crazed captain named Ahab leads his crew of whale hunters on a suicide voyage in search for the elusive whale Moby Dick w ... de voyage in search for the elusive whale Moby Dick who severed his leg to the point of amputation. Ahab's true intentions hidden from the clueless crew, as demented captain searches for his new nemes ...

(12 pages) 49 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of the Works of Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

inally, the conflict between good and evil was displayed between Melville's characters, Ishmael and Ahab, as it had been between Hester and society.Hawthorne gave numerous suggestions to Melville conc ... r own, not following the crowd and Melville carried over the same theme in his novel. In Moby-Dick, Ahab and Ishmael were a response to the hardship's one might endure in pursuing a dream. Melville is ...

(5 pages) 20 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Predestination

od. Jonah did not want to go where God said; therefore, he was swallowed by a whale. This refers to Ahab; rather than following the purpose of the Pequod, he decides to accommodate himself and set out ...

(1 pages) 1062 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby dick

can virtues and ideas. In chapter 35 we encounter a scene where Starbuck, the first mate, learns of Ahab's intent to pursue the White Whale to satisfy his lust for vengeance. Starbuck's reaction to th ... mmanders vengeance. How many barrels will thy vengeance yield thee even if thou gettest it, captain Ahab? It will not fetch thee much in our Nantucket market."(Moby Dick, Chapter 35). It is at this po ...

(6 pages) 1471 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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Symbolism of Ahab I think that Ahab symbolizes revenge, and the evil that man really is. Ahab has been mauled by ... e, which is not always good, as the transcendentalists feel but, is rather grim and angry. Thus, as Ahab was wronged by nature he feels he needs to seek revenge on it. In a sense the whale repr ... ways sunshine with a light breeze. However, nature is nasty and angry and seeks to destroy mankind. Ahab who has been involved in an incident with nature now seeks revenge on the evil that is in natur ...

(2 pages) 314 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick

also think that the special white whale may also have taken the sanity out of the old, wise Captain Ahab. The story Moby Dick is written by Herman Melville, a man who did not like nature and wanted to ... here many whalers come and tell their stories of the sea. He meets a whaler who talks about Captain Ahab. Ishmail has no idea who the man is. A whaler tells Ishmail "If God be a fish, he'd be a whale. ...

(7 pages) 1250 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick

nguage, which includes nautical and whailing jargon; poetic and philosophic language, as in some of Ahab's speeches; and dialects of various kinds.On the surfave, Moby Dick is an exciting sea adventur ... enture. The novel, however, has serveral layers of meaning beneath the surfaceof this complex work. Ahab, the self-reliant idealist, believes himself to be equal to any power in the universe. Refusing ...

(1 pages) 892 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This book is about a girl that plays diffrent charactors

east. Never the less,Toby with lovely silence to be followed by lovely singing new song. Some of it Ahab is singing solo, some of ityou're joining him him,and some of it you're drowning him out with t ...

(2 pages) 403 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Moby Dick Moby Dick is a story about honesty, vengeance,

y Dick is a story about honesty, vengeance, and hate. In this story we find that the main character Ahab has an undying passion to seek vengeance on a great white whale by the name of Moby Dick. Throu ... eance on a great white whale by the name of Moby Dick. Through his actions in the story we see that Ahab represents many things man and the natural instinct to seek vengeance and the quest to seek tru ...

(2 pages) 1373 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American