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    Book of Kings

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    The leprous men had a chose to make, whether to die or live. In the short dialogue among the four men, (v.3-4) the word die is used five times. The writer uses this technique to emphasis the hopelessness of the situation. In their current state—sitting outside the city gates—death is imminent and the same is happen if they entered the city. Their only hope is to defect to the enemy camp, the Arameans. There is a great chance that the enemy will kill them. Yet, it is still better than the other

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    Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

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    Herman Melville began working on his epic novel Moby-Dick in 1850, writing it primarily as a report on the whaling voyages he undertook in the 1830s and early 1840s. Many critics suppose that his initial book did not contain characters such as Ahab, Starbuck, or even Moby Dick, but the summer of 1850 changed Melville’s writing and his masterpiece. He became friends with author Nathaniel Hawthorne and was greatly influenced by him. He also read Shakespeare and Milton’s Paradise Lost (Murray

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    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. He decides

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    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). Following the desires of the flesh, he has thrown out the compass and declared himself "lord of the level loadstone" (425). And like Captain Ahab, humanity will suffer the consequences of "all his fatal pride" (425)

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    with his wife, the main character, Hester Prynne. Similarly, in the novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville, the villain Captain Ahab seeks vengeance, but against a whale, and not a man. Both Chillingworth and Ahab are considered wicked, evil characters, but each man differs in the manner of which he commits his evil act. The scenarios that motivate Chillingworth and Ahab affect the characters in different ways. Chillingworth’s hatred spawns from the emotional pain he suffers at the news of his

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    The Surprising Moby Dick

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    Moby Dick.  Instead, Moby Dick is a story about Captain Ahab's obsession.  There is very little in the story about the revenge itself, just about Ahab's monomania.  Out of 465 pages, only forty-two of them deal with the actual battle between Ahab and Moby Dick. The novel places very little emphasis on actual seafaring. Ishmael never even steps on a boat until page seventy-four.  Even when the ship finally leaves port, the mention of anything involving sailing or the life of sailors

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    supreme power of God through the monomaniacal Captain Ahab. Captain Ahab is obsessed with the desire to destroy Moby Dick, his nemesis, which is truly symbolic of man's overwhelming quest to control and conquer nature. Melville depicts Ahab as an evil, egotistical human whose willingness to combat the forces of nature represents man's failure to understand his place in the universe. Melville uses Ishmael to voice his philosophies which portray Ahab as a crazy captain who fails to realize that he's up

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    version of the frontier myth that sees redefinition of national identity in terms of man confronting his other, reaffirming the self, and - through Ishmael's survival and narration - returning to civilization having defined what he is not.. Captain Ahab and his obsessive quest for the white whale symbolize in its most extreme form, an American desire to face the wild unknown and to promote national ascendancy through the confrontation. This paper will examine the seductive but limited conditions

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    Metaphysical Ideologies in Moby Dick

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    Ishmael, gains a lot of knowledge about himself through his experiences on the whaling voyage, where he also is able to learn much about the phenomenon of existence itself.  Also, through Captain Ahab, he sees more about the existence of man and the things that exist within man’s heart.  Especially through Ahab and his ongoing quest for the white whale, and also in general conversation amongst the whalers, the issue of fate and whether one’s destiny is predetermined are addressed in great detail, with

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    moby dick paper

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    Cyrano, all written by Herman Melville, have unique qualities and characters that all differ greatly. Although they all take place on ships at sea, you will also notice that the protagonist characters, Captain Delano, Captain Benito Cereno, Captain Ahab, and Billy Budd, appear to have very similar qualities, all of which that are entailed in every man which are strengths and weaknesses along with desire and flaws. These subtle qualities shows Melville’s signature for his distinct writing making for

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