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    which is appropriate since he is inexperienced when it comes to whaling and is viewed as AN outcast to the other sailors upon the Pequod. Another biblical allusion is of the prophet Elijah and Captain Ahab.  Elijah WARNS Queequeg and Ishmael of Ahab.  Ishmael says he and Queequeg ARE boarding the Pequod because they have just “signed the articles” (Melville 68) and Elijah responds “Anything down there about your souls” (Melville 68).  This conflict between Elijah and Ahab goes all the way back to

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    the falling action and resolution. During the exposition, Ishmael describes himself and why he plans on joining a whaling voyage at sea so as to sort of introduce us to him and to set the stage for other characters to be introduced such as Queequeg at the Spouter Inn. As for the rising action, this takes up most of the novel, at least three fourths of it anyway.  Many adventures are described to us from Ishmael as the story progresses.  Some of the more notable events that take place

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    much about him as we do the other characters. A reason for his could be because he is the story’s narrator and doesn’t necessarily talk about himself as much as he talks about what is going on around him. A tattooed man he meets in an inn, named Queequeg keeps Ishmael company throughout his journey. At first, Ishmael is alarmed by Queequeg’s tattoos and brute like habits, but eventually he becomes fond of him. Together the two get on a whaling ship, known as the Pequod. The captain's name is Ahab

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    The ocean not only engulfs two‑thirds of the earth but two‑thirds of Moby Dick; a literary space penned by Herman Melville which sweeps the reader in its ever‑elusive eddies of symbolic complexity. The symbolism in the novel ceaselessly ebbs and flows like the sea, submerging the reader into Melville’s imaginative sea voyage. This paper will examine the watery depths as a recognizable setting from the corporeal universe, further observing how Melville juxtaposes this element in such a peculiar way

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    Monomyth In The Hobbit

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    The Hobbit; a story of good versus evil, fate, greed, and most of all heroism. Through the trials and tribulations Bilbo faces on the journey, he morphs from a fearful, inept hobbit to a strong and prominent figure on the journey to the Lonely Mountain with Thorin & Company. Being a tale of a hero, many elements of this story strongly correlate to the “Hero’s Journey” monomyth developed by Joseph Campbell. One particular section of this monomyth that truly connects to the storyline is “Entering the

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    The initial ship that the Pequod comes into contact with in Moby-Dick is with a whale ship named “The Goney” (Melville 194). Although the two whaling ships pass by each other in close proximity, the men aboard the Goney, a Nantucket ship named for the Albatross, remain silent until monomaniac Ahab presents the captain with the familiar question “Have ye seen the White Whale?” disregarding any Gam etiquette of a friendly introduction and invitation to board the Pequod. (195). In response to Ahab,

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    Much of American Gothic literature shares the same theme: evil. Two popular literary works, Moby Dick by Herman Melville and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne express this universal theme in a different way. In The Scarlet Letter Roger Chillingworth is the sneaky, unknown, and vengeful husband of Hester Prynne. In Moby Dick, Ahab is the mad captain who insists on pursuing Moby Dick, a great white whale who already claimed one of his legs. Captain Ahab is evil because his sole

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    (Stanley 190). It used tons of different concepts of writing, such as symbolism, foreshadowing, environmental descriptions, while the thesis is constant, bravery. There are also several characters that played significant roles in the book, but Ishmael, Queequeg, and Ahab are people who exposed bravery in them the most. Even the descriptions to the great white whale, Moby-Dick implies the bravery of people who were fighting against it. First of all, the environment provides us a dark image which emphasized

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    Moby Dick

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    Ahab: Ahab constantly makes unjust decisions. He is poisoned with his dying urge to kill Moby Dick. So he has bad judgement, that leads to issues with the crew. Ahab makes very unwise decisions, he lets his dying urge to kill Dick get in his way and clog his mind. Ahab’s motivation is to kill Moby Dick for revenge from taking his leg. Ahab’s actions affect the crew and people around him, because he can’t make a clear judgement because he wants revenge on Moby. Ahab is constantly referred to as stubborn

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    little different. He sees Queequeg, a native of the Pacific Islands with purplish-yellow skin that is covered in tattoos, the harpooner that he is sharing a room with for the first time. They scare each other. The Innkeeper explains to Queequeg that Ishmael is going to be sharing a room with him. In the morning, Ishmael wakes Queequeg up, because he cannot get out of bed unless Queequeg moves. Queequeg shaves using his harpoon as a razor, which shows how hardy and tough Queequeg is. The pair go downstairs

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