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Captain Ahab

- 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 catches around his neck and strangles him to death....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Moby Dick, Shakespeare]

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Is Captain Amrica as Valid as Captain Ahab

- There's something about comic books that make them appeal to the public. When people hear the word “comic book” or “superhero” they automatically think of a man in long underwear with a mask or a cape tied to their neck saving the day from an unthinkable threat. People can think to themselves “Wow, wouldn't it be something if I could just fly to work or school and save the day at the same time.” The truth is even though comic books are engrained into our society today with all the merchandise, TV shows, and all the movies people still believe them to be a invalid form of literature....   [tags: comic book, culture, creativity]

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Captain Ahab and Moby Dick

- 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 that is not them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Captain Ahab of Moby Dick

- Captain Ahab of Moby Dick Captain Ahab in the novel Moby Dick is quite a character. He is the Captain of the whaling ship the Pequod and is out on a voyage to kill the great white whale named Moby Dick. Throughout his journey on sea, Ahab maintains focus on one thing, and only one thing, killing Moby Dick. It comes to show throughout the story that a close-minded man is blind to his surroundings. On a whaling mission before, Ahab's leg was bitten off by the white whale, and ever since then, Ahab has focused only on the revenge he will get when he kills the whale....   [tags: essays papers]

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Melvilles Characters/comparison Of Captain Ahab And Billy Budd

- Melville’s Characters Melville’s characters are distinct individuals that have some similarities and differences. There are three traits that tie Captain Ahab and Billy Budd together even though they are on different sides in the fight between Good and Evil. They each have communication problems that play a part in their deaths. Neither of them can see an issue from another point of view, nor can they be influenced by others, although for entirely different reasons. Ahab and Billy share a few traits even though they are generally opposite characters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Moby Dick - Characters of Captain Ahab and Ishmael

- The characters of captain Ahab and Ishmael are almost opposites.  About the only things the two share in common are that they are both seamen and they both are on a hunt for a whale. Ishmael is a pleasing character, who plays the role of the main character as well as narrator.  He is a common man who has a love for the sea, and goes to it to clear his mind whenever he feels down or feels that it is “a damp, drizzly November” in his soul.  As for his physical appearance, he doesn’t really specify.  However, one might assume that he is a middle-aged man and probably holds the characteristics of the “stereotypical seaman”.  But, what the character lacks in physical description, he makes up fo...   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Ahab and Una's Incestuous Relationship in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife

- Ahab and Una's Incestuous Relationship in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife The incestuous nature of story telling which is featured in Ahab's wife is reminiscent of the Anne Sexton's poem, Briar Rose. Una is in a constant search for sustenance. Her mind as cannot exist without the hope of learning and engulfing knowledge. As a child, it was the occupation of her father to appease her insatiable appetite. This was done with stories and the boundless possibilities she was allowed to find within the recesses of her mind....   [tags: Naslund Ahab's Wife Essays]

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Melville's Moby Dick: Comparing the Missions of Ahab and Ishmael

- Herman Melville began working on this novel Moby Dick in 1850. In this book Melville challenges the relationship man have with his universe, his fate, and his God. 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. The whale in this novel represents God. Moby-Dick, can teach you many things if you can remain focused long enough. However, the most important lesson that can be learned from the work is not that hard to understand....   [tags: Moby Dick, compare]

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The Destruction of the Minke Whale in Mobe Dick by Herman Melville

- ... In the ocean is revolving cycle, such as planktons being eating by fish, which are eaten by whales. In order for the ocean to function, a cycle has to happen, Jeremy Jackson5. A solution could be finding another meat to use to substitute whale meat, or having a numerous amount of customer that stop demanding sushi. By lower demand the Japanese will have no reason to kill the Minke whale because it is not a request. While some conservationists argue that the minke whale is near extinction, economists suggest that the cost to protect the minke whale are too high for the LDC to afford....   [tags: capitain ahab, taxonomy]

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Ahab as the Hero of Moby Dick

- Ahab as the Hero of Moby Dick     One might think it a difficult task to find a tragic hero hidden in the pages of Moby Dick. Yet, there is certainly potential for viewing Ahab as heroic despite unfavorable responses to him by the reader. In the original formula coming from the Greeks, the tragic hero had to be a high-born individual of elevated status possessed of a fatal flaw which resulted in their downfall. With Othello Shakespeare redefined elevated status to include position alone rather than being linked to societal or birth status....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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I am The Universe

- Everyone is responsible for their own actions. Moreover, Fate is just a scapegoat if something goes wrong. Captain Ahab, a character in the novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville, is a victim of his own negligent actions. As a result, he faces an unfortunate death from the fury of the white whale. Ahab places all of his hate on the whale, whom is later referred to as Moby Dick, because he lost a leg to him. He thinks that Moby Dick represents all of the hatred and evil in the world, and that he must go and destroy it....   [tags: Character Analysis, Moby Dick, Ahab ]

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Moby Dick - Ahab's Pride, His Evil Vehicle to the World Below

- Ahab's Pride: His Evil Vehicle to the World Below       In Herman Melville's Moby Dick the reader embarks on a journey narrated by a man in search of his soul and led by a man in search of the destruction of evil. 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. This drive, in which Ahab believes he is doing good to the world by ridding it of this devilish creature, truly brings Ahab to commit the ultimate sin, pride, and become the evil of Christianity, he turns his back...   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Ahab's Quest for the Meaning of Life in Melville's Novel, Moby Dick

- Ahab's Quest for the Meaning of Life in Melville's Novel, Moby Dick "Each life unfulfilled you see, It hangs still, patchy and scrappy; We have not sighed deep, laughed free, Starved, feasted, despaired-been happy." Robert Browning Introducing the idea of the evolution of species, Darwin emphasized on the importance of the "struggle for existence" as the driving force for that process. Facing scarcity of resources in their habitats, some species gain certain traits that help them utilize the available resources in a more efficient way....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Exploring Death in the Novels, Moby Dick and Ahab's Wife

- Exploring Death in the Novels, Moby Dick and Ahab's Wife Nineteen years of my life has passed. By age nineteen, Una Spencer of Ahab's Wife had experienced numerous cycles of contentment and isolation, safety and loss. I cannot pretend to say that I have lived even as marginally an emotionally tumultuous life as Una's, but like most people, I can say something of loss and sacrifice. One of the last things my grandmother said on the hospital bed in which she died was to ask my mother whether I had been accepted to my first-choice college....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Comparing Melville's Moby Dick and Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife

- Sena Jeter Naslund's novel, Ahab's Wife, charts the sorrows of people who have lost loves. Ahab's Wife is about the healing process after trauma and loss. Naslund's novel speaks to the imperfect, wounded, restless part of humans, the part that is ever questioning the meaning of existence. It teaches healing that is a reaction to this essential imperfection, this essential doubt. 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....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Captain's Journal

- Caribbean Sea, 1660 The thunder startled him awake from his sleep. Captain Juan Carlos Vega shot to his feet and peered out the porthole at the swelling sea. The rain had not yet started but the wind was whipping about, he saw. After hastily pulling on his clothing, he rushed topside to examine the situation further. There he found first officer Julio Delgado who was also surveying the weather. Captain Vega had more to worry about than just his ship, Real España. Since his vessel was the flagship of the fleet, he also had to look out for the other five galleons as well....   [tags: storm, sea, captain, motive, cabin]

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Believing in Una of Naslund's Ahab's Wife

- Believing in Una of Naslund's Ahab's Wife Naslund's novel, "Ahab's Wife" was immensely more satisfying and realistic than Melville's "Moby Dick." I hope to explain why Naslund did not merely present a "feminine" version of Moby Dick, but presented similarly universal themes within more realistic and meaningful contexts. By becoming intimate with the reader, she expects more: she expects us to understand the world from a different perspective. Melville tries to be funny by making things ridiculous....   [tags: Naslund's Ahab's Wife Essays]

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Una's Search for Religion in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife

- Una's Search for Religion in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife Herman Melville's Moby Dick is a novel filled with references to the Bible and God. In writing Ahab's Wife, Sena Naslund could not ignore Melville's biblical allusions. Naslund's novel is a reaction to Moby Dick, and therefore Una does not accept Melville's omnipresent religion. She cannot bring herself to belief in the basic tenants of Christianity, and is constantly searching for a new community, or philosophy that will embrace her ideals....   [tags: Naslund Ahab's Wife Essays]

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Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar A man’s journey at sea has always been romanticized as an individualistic struggle against the backdrop of the cruel elements of nature. Paradoxically, though, within that same journey, the sea possesses an innate sense of timelessness that can become a man’s quest for God. In “O Captain. My Captain!” Walt Whitman describes the narrator’s sense of aimlessness at sea after his beloved Captain dies. In Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar,” the speaker is beckoned by the sea and its soundlessness even though he senses foredoom there....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar The theme of a journey is a common metaphor used in poetry. This is no exception in two poems by famous poets of the 19th century: Walt Whitman and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In Whitman’s poem “O Captain. My Captain!” from his collection Leaves of Grass, he writes of the sorrow over a fallen ship captain coming into the home harbor. Lord Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” expresses the hopes on the departure of a journey....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Dealing with Death in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Dealing with Death in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar Life and death are recurring topics in literature; they are not often referred to directly, but are inferred from figurative language. In Walt Whitman’s poem entitled “O Captain. My Captain” from his anthology of poems, Leaves of Grass, he describes the passing of Abraham Lincoln through the use of an extended metaphor. Similarly, “Crossing the Bar,” by Lord Alfred Tennyson, from his collection of poetry, Demeter and Other Poems, alludes to one’s preparation for his or her own death....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Triumph of Good in Captain Corelli's Mandolin

- Triumph of Good in Captain Corelli's Mandolin   Despite a backdrop of war, many characters in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" are essentially good. This goodness in many characters overcomes the difficulties within relationships and the difficulties posed by war. De Bernières shows the triumphant nature of this goodness through his characters as they interact and develop relationships with one another. The island of Cephallonia has been able to survive through a history full of invasions. Its population has triumphed and shows itself to be basically good....   [tags: Captain Corelli's Mandolin Essays]

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Louis de Bernières' Novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin

- Louis de Bernières' Novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin Already from the first chapter the author introduces us to one of the most important characters of the book, Dr. Iannis. There are several factors that help the writer to present him to the readers. The most important ones are language (including the narrative style) and classical allusions. The diction in this chapter is very difficult and contains a lot of medical terminology. This shows us that Dr. Iannis is a very educated man and that probably most of the people on the island respect him due to this superiority....   [tags: Bernieres Captain Corelli's Mandolin Essays]

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Melville's Moby-Dick: Is Ahab, Ahab?

- In Melville's Moby-Dick, or The Whale, Ahab calls himself "madness maddened" and across the oceans he unleashes his madness in an unerring quest to wreak his hate upon the white whale, that agent or principal of the "inscrutable malignancy" lurking behind the phenomenal world. Milder asserts that by making Ahab mad, Melville found the means to present an apocalyptic act of a hero, free of the constraints of realism, that might express the disillusionment of the cultural moment that had witnessed the end of religion, the frustration of the Romantic quest, and the end of the possibility for spiritual meaning in the universe....   [tags: Moby-Dick Essays]

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Homeward Bound in Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

- Moby Dick, written by Herman Melville, is believed by some to be the greatest literary works of all time. The book takes place in the 1840s and seems greatly advanced for its time. Herman Melville uses many literary techniques that bring about severe imagery as well as insight and education to the readers. One concept that is conveyed in Moby Dick is the journey itself. This is broken into the physical journey, the spiritual journey, and life’s journey. The physical journey of Moby Dick is depicted by the information gained of the labor intensive actions performed on the Pequod as well as other whaling ships....   [tags: Moby Dick, Herman Melville]

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The Amazing World of Moby Dick

- We are introduced to Ishmael, the main character and narrator of the story. He is a bored sailor about to go on a new adventure on a whaling ship. He packs his bags and leaves home. He stops at The Spouter Inn, owned by Peter Coffin, because he likes the name of the inn, and learns that he will have to share a bed with a harpooner if he wants to stay the night. Ishmael seems to be a bit too scared to be an experienced sailor and tries to fall asleep. As he is drifting off , he hears footsteps. He learns that the harpooner he is sharing a room with is a little different....   [tags: nantucket, whales, harpoon]

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Emotions in O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman

- The poem, "O Captain. My Captain!" by Walt Whitman re-imagines the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by using emotions filled with shock and regret of losing a father figure. Walt Whitman has a patriotic attitude towards this poem as he describes Abraham Lincoln and all that he did for America by using imagery to develop a scene similar to the reality. The poet conveys his deep admiration for the achievements of Abraham Lincoln. Whitman shares his form by using a physical way of laying out and his attitude through the use of sound devices such as the iambic meter and the use of amphibrach....   [tags: abraham lincoln assassination, patriotic attitude]

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Influence of William Shakespeare on Melville’s Moby-Dick

- In 1820 in the Edinburgh Review Sidney Smith said: “In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book?” (par. 4). That was the conventional idea concerning American Literature to the conservative British writers. But Melville proved this assumption of the British writers wrong not by arguing with them but by producing a huge work which in its quality is comparable to Shakespearean great tragedies. Melville’s masterpiece Moby-Dick consists of thousands of references, but specially references of Shakespeare are in abundance in this book....   [tags: Moby-Dick]

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The Effective Leaderhsip Roles of Sport Team Captains

- Captains of sports teams are given the stereotype that they are the most athletic player on the team, scoring the most goals and handling the ball best. In truth, captains have a lot of work they have to do that doesn’t even involve playing the sport. Captains are the most looked at player of the game; other players, younger kids and coaches look to them to set examples. They have to set examples in every aspect of the game; athleticism might be part of their job but it is not limited to it....   [tags: Team Leader Captain Essays Roles]

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Melville shows anger at Christianity through biblical allusions in Moby Dick

- Near the beginning of Moby Dick, Father Mapple reminds Pequod sailors of the biblical prophet Jonah and his unique encounter with a whale. The whale, known as a Leviathan in the Bible, swallows Jonah because Jonah refuses to obey God's command to preach to a wicked group of people. Father Mapple in his sermon says, "If we obey God, we must disobey ourselves; and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists" (47). Once Jonah admits his sinfulness and follows his maker, the whale frees Jonah....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Submariner and Captain America

- Marvel Comics: Vol. 1; 1 (October, 1939) “Here is the Sub-Mariner” A salvage diver of the S.S. Salvage vessel is working a wreck for treasure when he finds an ancient knife and brings down another diver. They search the wreckage and then they are attacked by Namor, the Sub-Mariner. He savagely attacks men, stabbing one and crushing the diving helmet of the other. Namor then turns his attention to the ship, wrecking the propeller and running it aground. He heads back to his underwater home, where he is greeted by the Holy One who commends him on his attack against the humans....   [tags: Marvel Comics]

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Captain Beatty in "Fahrenheit 451"

- Of all literary works regarding dystopian societies, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is perhaps one of the most bluntly shocking, insightful, and relatable of them. Set in a United States of the future, this novel contains a government that has banned books and a society that constantly watches television. However, Guy Montag, a fireman (one who burns books as opposed to actually putting out fires) discovers books and a spark of desire for knowledge is ignited within him. Unfortunately his boss, the belligerent Captain Beatty, catches on to his newfound thirst for literature....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451]

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Analysis of Herman Melville´s Moby Dick

- ... Melville reminds the audience that like Ahab, the first mate of the Jeroboam sought out Moby-Dick with his harpoon with high hopes, but his spiritual insolence lead to Macey’s death. One evil Biblical king warns another of the costs of taking God’s doings into human hands. Herman Melville reveals the ultimate punishment that befalls on any man who attempts to rise above his limitations. This encounter ends as Gabriel, refuses to take a letter intended for the deceased first mate of the Jeroboam, which predicted that Ahab shall “soon [be] going that way” to the bottom of the sea and beyond (269)....   [tags: society, justice, humanity, allusions]

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Perspectives of the Beast

- Perspectives of the Beast In Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea we are introduced to two individuals who share different opinions on nature and the marvelous creatures that make up the world around them. In this paper, I will explore the differences between Captain Ahab and Santiago. 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....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Going Insane in Moby Dick

- Going Insane in Moby Dick People's dreams can make them insane. One person can be entirely focused on a particular event that the event soon begins to take over their life and influence others. Captain Ahab's intent is finding and killing Moby Dick, the whale that maimed and disfigured him years ago. His obsession with this whale puts many others in danger, such as Ishmael, Starbuck, and himself. Captain Ahab uses his shipmates as bait for Moby Dick himself. The day the ship leaves the dock on a search for whales, the men are trapped in a world gone mad with no escape....   [tags: Papers]

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AHAB in moby dick

- Although Ahab’s insanity appears to be what shuts him off from humanity, in reality it is what makes him human. Ahab desperately wants to be freed from his obsession – to not have to rely upon it to feel. It is because Ahab is no longer in control of his obsession that the reader eventually discovers that besides what the book originally seems to insinuate, Ahab is only human. The first few times that Ahab is introduced to the reader and to his crew, he appears to be inhuman. Even his description when he first appears on deck states that he “seemed made of solid bronze” (Melville 117)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Captain America

- Steve Rogers was a gaunt fine arts student growing up at the time of the Great Depression. His alcoholic father died when Steve was a kid, and his mother died from pneumonia after Steve graduated high school. In early 1940, shocked at Nazi Germany’s horrific atrocities, Steve tried to enlist in the army. Failing to meet the physical requirements, he was invited to volunteer for Operation: Rebirth, a project designed to augment US soldiers to the height of physical excellence with the inventions and discoveries of Professor Abraham Erskine....   [tags: Comics]

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Whitman’s Use of Extended Metaphor in O Captain! My Captain!

- ... “Where on the deck my Captain lies fallen cold and dead” (7-8). This is a comparison a ships captain and President lincoln being killed. On April 14,1865 president Lincoln was watching a show at Ford’s theatre in Washington D.C. with his wife. During the middle of the show John Wilkes Booth snuck up to Lincolns seat and shot him in the back of the head from point blank range. Booth then jumped off of the balcony and onto the stage screaming “The south is avenged.” President lincoln died in a coma nine hours later....   [tags: lincoln, union, civil war]

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Divergence into Tradition: Whitman’s Successful Conventionality in “O Captain! My Captain!”

- Divergence into Tradition: Whitman’s Successful Conventionality in “O Captain. My Captain!” President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination served as the tragic closing to the American Civil War. Walt Whitman, who idolized Lincoln because he felt that they shared the common goal of uniting the nation, wrote one of his most famous poems, “O Captain. My Captain!” as a lament, portraying the horror he felt after hearing of the loved president’s death. When compared to almost all of Whitman’s other poems, “O Captain....   [tags: Poem, Metaphor, Civil War]

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Poem Analysis: O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

- ... But as the crowd cheering, he remains on deck, bewailing the death of his admirable captain. O Captain. My Captain. is Whitman’s tribute to Abraham Lincoln. The whole poem is an allegory of Lincoln’s death. Lincoln is the “captain” and the “fearful trip” is the (American) Civil War. The captain is “fallen cold and dead” refers to the fact that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated shortly after the Civil Wars. “The ship” is the United States and “the prize” is the preservation of the Union. One of the figurative languages used in O Captain....   [tags: allegory, abraham lincoln, union]

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Captain America and the Golden Age of Comics

- The Golden Age of Comics was perhaps the greatest era in comic book history. Many people loved the comics during this time period because they were all stories about good triumphing over evil. Many of these stories reflected over historical events over the time period. “Pro-American characters were popular due to the time period occuring mostly during World War II.” (PBS) “The precise era of the Golden Age is disputed, though most agree that it was born with the launch of Superman in 1938.” (PBS) The tremendous success that Superman had created many spinoff superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Flash, who had superpowers and secret identities....   [tags: literary analysis, triumph over evil]

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Copmaring The Scarlett Letter and Moby Dick

- Copmaring The Scarlett Letter and Moby Dick Two distinguished authors, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, were the only two anti-transcendentalist novelists. They focussed their novels on limitations and the potential destructiveness of the human spirit rather than on its possibilities (The American Experience 301). Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Melville's Moby Dick, are tales of sin, guilt, obsession and destruction. From out of both of these anti-transcendentalist novels, various similarities arise between the characters....   [tags: Papers]

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Captain Jack Sparrow

- As most may only know from what they have seen in movies, pirates ran rather free in the late 1600s. Piracy was an easy means to accumulate wealth by stealing from merchant trading vessels. With the lack of technology during this time, there was no way of monitoring and controlling the free seas. Jack Sparrow, (made famous form the Pirates of the Caribbean series) is a fine example of a free roaming pirate. Jack can and wants to be considered by his company as an elite pirate due to the fact that he is a captain....   [tags: piracy, wealth]

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Comparison: Captain America and Scandinavian Vikings

- I fully accept that I am a geek when it comes to the Marvel superhero comics. I could not help but note that after watching Captain America, my favorite from the Avenger’s series, I noticed Chris Evans capitalized on the classic iconic American Hero. Typically when we hear superhero we think of a man that begins with Bat, Spider or Super. Yet none of these men fully embody the American icon of comic heroism. While using a narrative paradigm and Bourke I will examine our icon in comparison to a Norwegian Viking through a postmodern lens....   [tags: Traits, Culture Examples]

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Boston Marathon Bombings and Captain America

- On April 19, 2013, an entire city was asked to "shelter in place" while police sought the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings, and Captain America was right there with everyone as they watched and waited. In this case, Captain America was a 14-year-old kid named Reuben who was in town for the Boston Comic-Con, scheduled to take place just a block away from where the bombs had been detonated at the finish line on Boylston Street. The convention was postponed shortly after the "shelter in place" order was given, but he and his father chose to check into their Kenmore Square hotel nonetheless....   [tags: fear, spirit, suspect]

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Captain Robert Semrau: A Question of Ethics

- On October 19, 2008, Captain Robert Semrau of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment shot and killed an unarmed, gravely wounded Taliban insurgent in Helmand province, Afghanistan. At the time of the shooting Capt. Semrau was employed as commander of Operational Mentor Liaison Team call sign 72A composed of four soldiers divided into two firing teams. The team had been conducting a clearing operation in conjunction with the Afgan National Army whom the team had been mentoring when the forward faction of the company came upon an enemy position....   [tags: Current Events, Scandal, War]

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A Final Sacrifice: Captain Mbaye Diagne

- Instinct often dictates action, overriding any forethought or humanity. One of the most primitive, yet profound instincts is the survival instinct. Self preservation is deeply ingrained into nearly every aspect of life, including the lives of present day people. Thus, diverging from this most innate way of life in favor of saving the life of another is an extremely noteworthy action. The Holocaust is an example of a time in history where preservation often took priority because of its vicious nature....   [tags: Rwandan genocide, Hutus]

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The Recovery of Captain Scott O’Grady

- While there are several incidents of successful personnel recovery recorded throughout history, the recovery of Air Force Captain (CPT) Scott O’Grady during the Bosnian War presents an interesting study. CPT O’Grady’s personal conduct as a result of his training greatly increased his chances of being recovered. Additionally, the units involved in removing CPT O’Grady from the battlefield operated in an almost textbook fashion. History In late 1992, as a result of the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Bosnian War started between different ethnic factions of Croatians, Serbians and Bosnians....   [tags: Air Force, Bosnian War, personnel recovery]

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Herman Melville's Moby Dick

- Moby dick is a novel written by Herman Melville. The books takes place on the open seas, where very little happens. 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. This is not to say that Moby Dick’s plot is bad by any means, it is just minimal. It is difficult to imagine, or find another book that is able to pick such good minimal elements and make so much of them....   [tags: the white whale, literary analysis]

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Comparing Religious Archetypes in Moby Dick, Billy Budd, and Bartleby the Scrivener

- Religious Archetypes in Moby Dick, Billy Budd, and Bartleby the Scrivener       Herman Melville's use of Biblical overtones gives extra dimensions to his works.  Themes in his stories parallel those in the Bible to teach about good and evil.  Melville emphasizes his characters' qualities by drawing allusions, and in doing so makes them appear larger than life.  In the same way that the Bible teaches lessons about life, Herman Melville's stories teach lessons about the light and dark sides of human nature.  He places his readers in situations that force them to identify with right or wrong choices.  In Moby Dick, Billy Budd, and "Bartleby the Scrivener," Melville encourages his readers to...   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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How Kipling's "Captains Courageous" Reflects the Position of Young Adults in Today's Society

- "Captains Courageous" written by Rudyard Kipling, tells of a boy spoiled by the immense wealth of his family. This boy would not do a hard days' work for the life of him. His father pampered him with servants and little discipline. His mother would not discipline him either. This book shows the effect of lax discipline on the young. Harvey, the boy, had no respect towards his elders nor superiors. He did not care to work, but to merely order those around him to work. He thought that all men could be bought and thought very linearly....   [tags: captains courageous]

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The Downfall of Man in Macbeth and Moby Dick

- The Downfall of Man in Macbeth and Moby Dick It can be stated that mans greatest downfall is his greed. No matter how much a person has, they will always want more. In Melville's Moby Dick and Shakespeare's Macbeth, the character traits of the tragic heroes, and many similar outside factors combine to create a spiral downfall effect which essentially leads each character to his demise. Each of these character's downfalls are brought upon as a result of their predetermined fates, their ambitions to reach an unattainable goal, and their foolish choices....   [tags: Papers]

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Captain Picard as A Noble Warrior

- Captain Picard as A Noble Warrior Captain Picard is a good leader because of his ability to think clearly and objectively in all situations. He does not have pride blocking his ability to think rationally and see all sides of an issue. Also, he is not easily swayed by his emotions and does not allow them to cloud his judgment. Picard's ability to act quickly leads to effective delegating and exemplary leadership. A good leader is one who brings out the best in his people while being a servant to them....   [tags: Star Trek Essays Papers]

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Pirate Crews: A Captain’s Props or True Heroes

- The film industry, based in Los Angeles, began developing in the early years of the twenty century. America fell in love with this new phenomenon as it swept audiences to other worlds, for just the cost of a few pennies. These new worlds encompassed an array of many dreams and exotic places. Interestingly enough a beloved plot, even in those early years, that of piracy, stood to fill any screenplay and any theater. This fascination with the pirate’s life has never left Hollywood evident by the latest Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides released in 2011....   [tags: Entertainment ]

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Folk Story about Asja the Princess and The Captain

- This is a story that may or may not be true. Those islands over there are called the Pakleni islands, meaning hell’s islands, supposedly. In truth the name comes from the old Slavic word for tar- ‘paklina’. Why tar. Well to answer that this story must be told. It is not a story for the faint of heart. Back in the day, Pharos and the Pakleni islands were ruled by the King. He lived with his family in the Spanish fortress up on that hill, the Fortica as the locals call it. Some say he wasn’t really a king, that he gave himself the title....   [tags: Pakleni Islands, Romance, Death]

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The Massacre of Captain John Gunnison and his Explorers in 1853

- ... He received his appointment to West Point Military Academy in 1833 on the recommendation of a family friend and then-Congressman Franklin K. Pierce. During his tenure there, he wrote prophetically to his parents that he “wished to accomplish the greatest amount of good in the least possible time.” He graduated with honors second in his class of 50 in 1837. Gunnison’s first assignment took him to Florida, where he served as an ordnance officer in the Florida War. In 1838, he assisted with the relocation of the Cherokees to Indian Territory....   [tags: historic turning points in American history]

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Comparing Moby Dick, Ahab's Wife and Diary

- A Comparison of Moby Dick, Ahab's Wife and Diary A story is composed of many parts, some necessary and some to add meaning. What are necessary are characters, a setting, a conflict, and a resolution. To add meaning an author may include complicated histories to their characters' lives, underlying themes, value within the setting, and surprising twists within the conflicts and resolutions. Because this outline is generally used throughout fictional stories, many, even if written in completely different genres and time periods, are alike and can be compared....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Relationship Between Moby Dick and Ahab's Wife

- Examining the Relationship Between Literary Works: Moby Dick and Ahab's Wife Literature changes. One story creates a niche for another story to come into existence, or be written. What is a literary niche and how exactly does an evolutionary text fill it. Who gets to decide. This question is easiest to answer by first establishing what a text cannot do: it does not fill in all the missing gaps. Moby Dick created a niche for another book to come into being: Ahab's Wife. 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....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife and Melville's Moby Dick

- Challenging Writing as a Male Tradition in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife and Melville's Moby Dick In Sena Jeter Naslund's novel Ahab's Wife, there is repetitive reference to "the chaos of the waves (40);" Naslund uses these images of turbulent water in contrast to the precise and patterned nature of stitched quilts. She equates the process of "writing a book" to the "posture of sewing (70)." She asserts "when one stitches, the mind travels...And books, like quilts, are made one word at a time, one stitch at a time (70)." The consequences of making this type of connection within a literary narrative authored by a woman writer are penetrative to the fundamental assumptions about the cr...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Exploring the Self-Destructive Potential of Humanity

- Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Herman Melville's Moby Dick, two separate and radically different compositions that both explore the self-destructive potential of humanity. Moby Dick, set in the New England region of North America during the mid to late 1800s, tells the story of Captain Ahab's quest on the whaling ship, The Pequod, to slay the white whale that crippled him on his last voyage. Throughout their trek the crew are faced with many warnings to turn back, ultimately Ahab must make the decision between saving multiple lives, and exacting his revenge....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Captain Everett P. Pope

- Captain Everett P. Pope was born on 16 July 1919 in Milton, Massachusetts and joined the Marine Corps while living in that state. He currently resides in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He is a living recipient of the Marine Corps Medal of Honor for his valiant leadership against devastating odds during the actions against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island, Palau Group from 19 to 20 September, 1944. Captain Pope was the Commanding Officer of Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (1/1), 1st Marine Division during the battle of Peleliu....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Alegorical Nature of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman to the Journey of Abraham Lincoln

- ... our fearful trip is done, / The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,” (lines 1-2). This reveals to the reader that an important journey has taken place and resulted in a certain type of victory for the captain and his crew. The capitalization of the word “captain” portrays to the reader the importance of this figure to the speaker. Lines three through four maintain the joyous atmosphere as the excitement of the people at the harbor is illustrated upon the returning of the ship....   [tags: symbolysm, imagery, slaves]

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Captain Murderer

- Captain Murderer Captain Murderer was written in the 1800’s by Charles Dickens. In this essay I intend to write about exploring character structure, language, social content and themes. Captain Murderer was described as an evil character by the narrator. His position in society was great he was let into the best of parties. ‘The first diabolical character who intruded himself on my peaceful youth was a certain Captain Murderer’ The word diabolical comes from the Latin word Diablo which means devil....   [tags: English Literature]

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Captain Swing

- Hobsbawm, E. J. and Rude, George (1975) Captain Swing. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 384 pp. Captain Swing is an enjoyable collaboration between E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rude that depicts the social history of the English agricultural wage-laborers’ uprising of 1830. According to Hobsbawm and Rude, historiography of the laborers’ rising of 1830 is negligible. Most of what is known by the general public comes from J. L. And Barbara Hammond’s The Village Laborer published in 1911....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Whitman's O Captain! My Captain! And Dickinson's Hope is a Thing with Feathers

- Whitman's "O Captain. My Captain!" And Dickinson's "Hope is a Thing with Feathers" America experienced profound changes during the mid 1800’s. New technologies and ideas helped the nation grow, while the Civil War ripped the nation apart. During this tumultuous period, two great American writers captured their ideas in poetry. Their poems give us insight into the time period, as well as universal insight about life. Although polar opposites in personality, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman created similar poetry....   [tags: Contrast Poems Whitman Dickinson Essays]

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A Whale of a Story: Moby Dick

- Located in the dark, cold pages of Moby Dick lies evil, an evil by the name of mankind. Mankind snarls its teeth into the face of nature and fellow-man by character development and a thick plot. By diving into the characters and the author, the motives of these individuals is shown clearly through the murky water. Herman Melville's own motives help illuminate his reasoning behind each examples of man's traits through the book. His motives are driven towards the dark side of humanity, also known as anti-transcendental....   [tags: Herman Melville novel analysis]

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Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous

- Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling, was referred to as a children’s nautical adventure story, but it has entertained audiences for generations. The main character in the story was Harvey Cheyne. Harvey is the son of a millionaire and a snobbish little brat. He acts pretty big around the crew of the ship he was aboard. The next important character is Manuel. Manuel is a Portuguese boy about Harvey’s age, which by the way is in his pre to mid teens....   [tags: Rudyard Kipling Captains Courageous]

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The Character of Captain Delano in Benito Cereno

- The Character of Captain Delano in Benito Cereno   Captain Amasa Delano is an interesting embodiment of white complacency about slavery and it's perpetuation. Delano is a human metaphor for white sentiment of the time. His deepest sensibilities of order and hierarchy make it impossible for him to see the realities of slavery. Delano's blindness to the mutiny is a metaphor for his blindness to the moral depravity of slavery. The examination of Captain Delano's views of nature, beauty, and humanity, allow us to see his often confusing system of hierarchical order which cripples his ability to see the mutiny and the injustice of slavery....   [tags: Benito Cereno]

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Captain John Smith

- Captain John Smith After reading three short selections on Captain John Smith (General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles, A Description of New England, and New England’s Trials) in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 6th Ed., a second source was helpful to learn more about this historical figure. Philip L. Barbour, in The Three Worlds of Captain John Smith, focuses on the major roles Captain Smith filled during his lifetime: adventurer, colonist, and promoter. Because the book was divided into three main categories, it was helpful to use this secondary source in order to gain a greater understanding of John Smith’s role in the New World....   [tags: Native Americans History New England Essays]

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Moby Dick By Herman Melville

- The Characters and Plot There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is the narrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-legged commander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill the gigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is the first mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are the three harpooners. The story begins with Ishmael becoming restless....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Captain Picard: Is He a Good Leader?

- Captain Picard: Is He a Good Leader. In Star Trek the Next Generation : "The Defector," does Captain Picard prove himself to be a good leader. In trying to answer this question, I thought "Well, what makes a good leader. Who do we (the general public) consider to be good leaders?" The most obvious choices popped into my head: President of the United States, Congress Representatives, CEO's of large companies. But after considering these leaders, I did not see how Picard compared to them. After all, he is the Captain of the Enterprise, a military space ship....   [tags: Star Trek Essays Papers]

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'Captain Corelli’s Mandolin'

- 'Captain Corelli’s Mandolin' S U M M A R Y It is 1941, and a young Italian officer, Captain Antonio Corelli,arrives on the beautiful Greek island of Cephallonia as part of an occupying force. He is billeted in the house of the local doctor, Iannis and his daughter Pelagia. He quickly wins the heart of Pelagia through his humour and his sensitivity, not to mention his stunning ability on the mandolin. But Pelagia is engaged to Mandras, a local fisherman who is away fighting with the Greek army....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Lamb to the Slaughter and Captain Murderer

- Comparing Lamb to the Slaughter and Captain Murderer In this essay, I am going to compare and contrast the two short stories "Lamb to the Slaughter" and "Captain Murderer", picking out techniques used by the authors which make it different to a typical murder mystery. When one thinks of a murder mystery, one usually thinks of images like a large, stately home, a cunning butler, and a bloodstained candlestick, and an intelligent and observant detective with a comparatively incompetent sidekick....   [tags: Papers]

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Encounter Between the Hawaiians and Captain Cook

- Encounter Between the Hawaiians and Captain Cook The arguments of Marshall Sahlins and Gananath Obeseyekere with regard to the cross-cultural encounter between Captain Cook and his men demonstrated different viewpoints and beliefs pertaining to whether or not Captain Cook and his men were perceived to be gods by the Hawaiians. Sahlins and Obeyesekere based the validity of Cook’s deification on several factors that will be focused on below. They both used the physical aspects of Captain Cook in relation to his being perceived as a god or not by the Hawaiians....   [tags: History Hawaii Cook God Essays]

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Man Against God in Moby Dick

- Man Against God in Moby Dick Thee Works Cited "God, God is against thee, old man; forbear. 'tis an ill voyage. ill begun; ill continued..." (418). Humanity has embarked on a journey. A journey of choice that will lead into the end days; one which will determine mankind's fate and weave the mat of life to completion. Humanity, like Captain Ahab, has chosen to follow the direction of his own desires rather than reason and faith. Refusing to hear the voice of reason, man has seared Starbuck-his conscience and morals-to "a lipless, unfeatured blank" (459)....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

- Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum This AD is about an alcoholic beverage called Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. When you first see this AD you can clearly see that the focus of this ad is to make you want to drink. It jumps out and says “drinking is cool”. It’s saying not directly but indirectly. The focus of it is to make you want to buy this beer because those people are drinking it. They’re having a fun and great time, so the ad can get those people that want to have a fun and great time....   [tags: essays papers]

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Essay on Symbols and Symbolism in Moby Dick

- "He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it." Such was Melville's description of Captain Ahab. The symbolism that this statement suggests, along with many other instances of symbolism, are incorporated into Moby Dick. Although the crew knew that Ahab was obsessed with vengeance and wasn't interested in killing Moby Dick for whale oil, they still felt obligated to follow his orders....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Captain John Paul Jones a Leader During the Revolutionary War

- Captain John Paul Jones was an officer in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War. Despite difficulties with inexperienced sailors, other captains, and his superiors he was successful in many battles and in contributing to traditions still held in the United States Navy. Most importantly, Captain Jones through his leadership, courage, and persistence, from 1775 to 1789, became the father of the American Navy and contributed to the independence movement known as the American Revolution....   [tags: american revolution, continental navy, war]

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Heroe in The Ionian Mission by Patrick O’Brian

- One sign of a great series is the greatness of the hero or main character in which the series follows. Like other great series of books, The Ionian Mission, Ramage and The Happy Returns all have a main character that that is compelling, strong, and likeable. Though these three characters have many aspects in common, they are also incredibly different. These differences can at time come back to their authors’ differences as well. Their experiences in their own lives can effect who their characters become....   [tags: captain aubry, strong]

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Inspiration High School Football Team in Remember the Titans

- ... He has been nominated as the Best Supporting Actor in the movie “The Postman” (1998) and came 3th place in Best Supporting Actor in “The Mothman Prophecies” (2003). Even tough he has not won many awards, he was still a really good choice. I couldn’t imagine anyone playing it better.(IMDB, 2000) Ryan Hurst was playing as the team captain who did not like the idea of being mixed with black players but changed his opinion later in the movie, he has only won a Satellite Award in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Sons of Anarchy” (2011) but he stayed in character in a all times and expressed his emotions like we were...   [tags: captain coach, award]

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