Essays Tagged: "Nantucket"

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

equeg. The two of thembecome close friends, and agree to ship out together.The day after they reach Nantucket, Ishmael begins searching for awhaling ship preparing to leave harbor. Out of three ships ... the anatomy ofwhales, and their behavior. The book goes into great detaildescribing the whalers of Nantucket, and gives in-depth explanationsof the different types of whales, quoting several outside ...

(6 pages) 120 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The plot of "Moby Dick".

and kind spirit, and the two decide to seek work on a whaling vessel together. They take a ferry to Nantucket, the traditional capital of the whaling industry. There they secure berths on the Pequod a ... overing from losing his leg in an encounter with a sperm whale on his last voyage.The Pequod leaves Nantucket on Christmas Day with a crew made up of men from many different countries and races. Soon ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison of Hannah Jelks and Maxine Faulks in "The Night of the Iguana" by Tennessee Williams.

anyone else thinks. When Hannah walks up to the resort she resembles the perfect Puritan girl from Nantucket. Despite their contrary physical characteristics, Maxine Faulk and Hannah Jelks have one t ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Benjamin Franklin - A man before his time!

ltimately a man before his time. Benjamin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706 to Abiah Floger of Nantucket, a discreet and virtuous woman, according to Franklin, and Josiah, a candle maker and mech ...

(4 pages) 118 1 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Why you should become a whaler....

Nantucket- As the world turns each day different opportunities pass us by. We make choices, in which ...

(1 pages) 37 1 2.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Moby Dick

roommate Queequeg tells him he wants to go with Ishmael. Ishmael and Queequeg then go on a ship to Nantucket, and when they get there they must convince the captains of the voyage to let Quequeg on b ... that they are in danger and there is trouble ahead.Several weeks after there ship the Pequod leaves Nantucket they start to head south towards warmer weather. Only when the weather got warmer Ishmael ...

(3 pages) 60 2 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Stranding of Royal Majesty: How it Relates to the Navigation Rules with Partial comparisons to: Braer and El Paso Paul Kayser.

began. Similarly, another case involving the Royal Majesty and her grounding hard on the shoals off Nantucket were brought about partially due to the training of the crew. As a contrasting view, the E ... a course of 336 degrees true and at a speed of 14.1 knots ran aground on Rose and Crown Shoal neat Nantucket, Massachusetts on June 10th, 1995. Weather at the time was cloudy with winds out of the ea ...

(53 pages) 34 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Maria Mitchell

ments throughout her life. Maria Mitchell was born on August 1, 1818 on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket to William and Lydia Mitchell. When Maria Mitchell was growing up in the Quaker community, ... her own. And only a year after that, at the age of eighteen she was offered a job as a librarian at Nantucket's Atheneum during the day when it opened to the public in the fall of 1836. At the Atheneu ...

(4 pages) 588 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Moby dick

o make money. To Starbuck whaling is a mean of income and anything else is madness. A born and bred Nantucketer, he firmly believes in the rules of capitalism and financial motivation. "...but I came ... 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 point that Ahab utters the words that issue ...

(6 pages) 1471 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Maria mithchell

ments throughout her life. Maria Mitchell was born on August 1, 1818 on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket to William and Lydia Mitchell. When Maria Mitchell was growing up in the Quaker community, ... her own. And only a year after that, at the age of eighteen she was offered a job as a librarian at Nantucket's Atheneum during the day when it opened to the public in the fall of 1836. At the Atheneu ...

(4 pages) 500 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Lightning Never Strikes Twice

Lightning Never Strikes Twice A few miles off the cost of Cape Cod, sits the island of Nantucket. On this island, during the 1600's lived the Haley family. Tom Haley was the only tobacco ... mer on the island and due to this fact they were extremely wealthy. Their estate was the largest on Nantucket and was located right over a beautiful cliff. Tom and his wife Janice ate breakfast every ... h over the house.Three months ago. Steve Windmere a wealthy young CEO of AT&T is driving around Nantucket looking for a new house to settle in. When he comes across the most beautiful house he has ...

(4 pages) 394 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Maria Mitchell

ments throughout her life. Maria Mitchell was born on August 1, 1818 on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket to William and Lydia Mitchell. When Maria Mitchell was growing up in the Quaker community, ... her own. And only a year after that, at the age of eighteen she was offered a job as a librarian at Nantucket's Atheneum during the day when it opened to the public in the fall of 1836. At the Atheneu ...

(4 pages) 958 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy