Essays Tagged: "Pequod"

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

henarrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-leggedcommander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill thegigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is thefi ... sworn to kill thegigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is thefirst mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are thethree harpooners.The story begins with Ishmael becomin ...

(6 pages) 120 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Critical Analysis of "Moby Dick" by Melville

edford, Nankantuket. Eventually while in Nankantuket, Ishmael signed up for a whaling voyage on the Pequod. The Pequod was the whaling boat Ishmael sailed on where such characters as Queequeq, Starbuc ... nd. Ahab was very irrational and ludicrous; his plan seals the fate for himself and the crew of the Pequod. In the tragic ending of Moby Dick, all of the characters die except for Ishmael. Ishmael sur ...

(9 pages) 188 0 3.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

ale, Moby Dick, for taking off his leg. His obsession was made apparent when he refused to stop the Pequod in order to stop an oil leakage. Oil leakages were a serious problem on whaling ships and so ... of Ahab's obsession was very clear. Ahab's obsession was further proved when he would not stop the Pequod even during a big and dangerous storm. The waves were harsh and the ship's masts lit on fire ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The plot of "Moby Dick".

erry to Nantucket, the traditional capital of the whaling industry. There they secure berths on the Pequod a savage looking ship adorned with the bones and teeth of sperm whales. Peleg and Bildad the ... o is still recovering 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 an ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A breif narration of the Pequod War.

The Pequod WarEnglish/North American HistoryThe Pequods are not something you usually hear of, but they ... know these Indians very well. They would later learn, the hard way, just who they were.At first the Pequods and the English settlers left each other alone. The Pequods then started to fight with the s ... sh settlers left each other alone. The Pequods then started to fight with the settlers. Three angry Pequods later killed one of the Puritans. This angered the Puritans so much that they decided to go ...

(2 pages) 54 1 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Symbols and Meanings in "Moby Dick".

by Dick again) on the other hand.Ishmael is the narrator of the novel. He is a simple sailor on the Pequod who undertakes the journey because of his affection for the sea. As the narrator, Ishmael est ... died. He exists on the sea primarily as a passage before he dies.Starbuck is the chief mate of the Pequod, a Nantucket native and a Quaker with a thin build. Melville portrays Starbuck as a strong be ...

(9 pages) 152 1 3.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick:Herman Melville questions, and analyzes, the connections between Melville, Ahab, and modern religion

rough thirty-one, one is led to believe that Ahab is very much a God-figure in the microcosm of the Pequod.Ahab is a dour, imposing man who frightens his crew through his unwavering obsession with def ... in complete subordination to his obsession. And, most importantly, Ahab is the supreme ruler on the Pequod.All character information the reader has prior to these chapters has been garnered from hears ...

(3 pages) 47 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

CH99: "The Doubloon" and human nature

to stage a tale of adventure and philosophy. This microcosm came in the form of a whaling ship, The Pequod, and her crew represented the many races, cultures, and backgrounds present in the world. Thr ... the various ways in which different crew members interpret the "world" -- within the bounds of the Pequod and, philosophically, on a higher level to represent the entire human society.Ishmael, and he ...

(5 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick

nd tells them 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 w ... their boats. They told Ahab that it is to dangerous to hunt Moby Dick, but Ahab didn't listen. The Pequod then later meets with another whaling ship Ahab asks if they had seen Moby Dick. The captain ...

(3 pages) 60 2 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Captain Ahab portrayed as monomaniacal in Moby Dick.

also has no respect for his fellow sailors, as he has manipulated them quite often. Everyone on the Pequod, especially Ishmael, thought that they were going on a normal whaling voyage, not a suicidal ... omaniacal, not only one point of view can confirm that. The thoughts of fellows crew members on the Pequod often comment on how they feel about Ahab. Ishmael describes Ahab as being "A grand, ungodly, ...

(3 pages) 38 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

res and sometimes danger. Finally, 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, Ish ...

(5 pages) 50 0 4.2 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short essays on Hawthorne, Dickinson, Gothic Literature, and Ahab.

nous to all living creatures. Rappaccini did this experiment in hopes to find some medical gain.The Pequod was a tribe of Indians that were completely destroyed by the Puritans. At times the Pequod ca ...

(2 pages) 50 1 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick

Bedford, Nankantuket.Eventually while in Nankantuket, Ishmael signed up for a whaling voyage onthe Pequod. The Pequod was the whaling boat Ishmael sailed on where suchcharacters as Queequeq, Starbuck ... mind. Ahab was veryirrational and ludicrous; his plan seals the fate for himself and the crewof the Pequod. In the tragic ending of Moby Dick, all of the charactersdie except for Ishmael. Ishmael surv ...

(8 pages) 70 0 4.4 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Moby Dick and Thunderstorm on Narragansett Bay

t from the whole of the human race.Through Ishmael's narrative we see the image of Ahab's ship, the Pequod, as a metaphorical earth: with people of all manner of race and creed (albeit all male and al ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Moby Dick and the origin of "American hero"

carnations of original American heroes: hunters, explorers, frontiersmen, captains of industry. The Pequod and its multiethnic crew represent the democratic USA. Also it is a well organized factory fo ... ade insane by excessive pride reaches the point where the outside world (home, wife, sailors on The Pequod) ceases to exist. There is only his self-absorbed self. Ishmael on the other side, realizes t ...

(3 pages) 42 0 2.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Fate in "An Ambitious Guest" and in "Moby Dick"

coffin that Queequeg had made when seriously ill. Queequeg wanted it to be waterproof and when the Pequod sank, the coffin became Ishmael's buoy, saving not only his life but the life of the narrativ ... ious Guest", Ishmael's narrative contains many references to fate, creating the impression that the Pequod's doom is inevitable.From ancient times, fate always plays an important role in people's live ...

(3 pages) 13 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Predestination

ille uses predestination throughout this whole novel. The entire book is based on foreshadowing the Pequod's inevitable doom. For example, at the beginning of the novel, Father Mapple gives a sermon o ... erefore, 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 on another adventure. The consequence was a te ...

(1 pages) 1062 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick

Moby Dick is a story of Captain Ahab, commander of the whaling ship Pequod, who seeks revenge upon the white whale that took his leg. Ahab struggles with the whale Moby ... a minor level, Ishmael finds conflict within himself; his entire motivation for shipping aboard the Pequod is to gain worldly knowledge, both of the sea and of his fellow man. His close friendship wit ... ".I believe the high point of the novel was when Captain Ahab, after watching Moby Dick destroy the Pequod, struck a final time with his harpoon at the white whale. By doing this, Ahab showed that whi ...

(6 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby dick

challenge or come to terms with.Melville's careful assembly of the characters for the crew of the "Pequod" was done with a specific purpose in mind. Through the wide range of characters, Melville was ... r all the episodes that Melville will create in "Moby Dick" to set forth his ideas. Basically, the "Pequod" is a miniature of all sections of society and civilization. It is actually broken down based ...

(6 pages) 1471 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick

together.The next morning they go out and look for a whaling ship. They come along a ship named The Pequod. They come aboard and see if they can become two of the ships crew members. They decided that ... erboard but they still got the whale. The whale put up a good fight, but it wasn't good enough. The Pequod has gotten it's first whale. That night they stripped all the blubber off of the whale and bo ...

(7 pages) 1251 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American