History Literature / MobyDick

12th Nov '17 5:47:23 PM DrSlide
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* AnArmAndALeg: The source of Ahab's angst.

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* AnArmAndALeg: The source of Ahab's angst. He comes across another ship whose captain lost an arm while chasing Moby Dick and has decided not to mess with him anymore.
7th Oct '17 1:59:58 PM Gosicrystal
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Chapter 40, "The Line".

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* %%* {{Foreshadowing}}: Chapter 40, "The Line".



--> "Fellow-critters: I'se ordered here to say dat you must stop dat dam noise dare. You hear? Stop dat dam smackin' ob de lips! Massa Stubb say dat you can fill your dam bellies up to de hatchings, but by Gor! you must stop dat dam racket!"

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--> "Fellow-critters: '''Fellow-critters:''' I'se ordered here to say dat you must stop dat dam noise dare. You hear? Stop dat dam smackin' ob de lips! Massa Stubb say dat you can fill your dam bellies up to de hatchings, but by Gor! you must stop dat dam racket!"racket!



* HaveAGayOldTime: A book about the hunt of a ''sperm'' whale named Moby ''Dick''. Also, "The Town-Ho's Story" has nothing to do with TheOldestProfession. The probably-deliberate homoerotica between Ishmael and Queequeg doesn't help any.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: HaveAGayOldTime:
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A book about the hunt of a ''sperm'' whale named Moby ''Dick''. Also, ''Dick''.
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"The Town-Ho's Story" has nothing to do with TheOldestProfession. The probably-deliberate homoerotica between Ishmael and Queequeg doesn't help any.



* PetTheDog: Ahab and Pip in Chapter 125, "The Log and Line".

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* %%* PetTheDog: Ahab and Pip in Chapter 125, "The Log and Line".



* {{Revenge}}: Again, practically the textbook example.

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* {{Revenge}}: Again, practically the textbook example.%%* {{Revenge}}



* TakingYouWithMe: Ahab makes his last attempt to kill the whale once his ship begins to sink and all is lost. The whale reverses things on him when trailing rope catches Ahab around the neck and drags him under.

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* TakingYouWithMe: TakingYouWithMe:
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Ahab makes his last attempt to kill the whale once his ship begins to sink and all is lost. The whale reverses things on him when trailing rope catches Ahab around the neck and drags him under.



-->[And] so the bird of heaven, with archangelic shrieks, and his imperial beak thrust upwards, and his whole captive form folded in the flag of Ahab, went down with his ship, which, like Satan, would not sink to hell till she had dragged a living part of heaven along with her, and helmeted herself with it.

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-->[And] --->[And] so the bird of heaven, with archangelic shrieks, and his imperial beak thrust upwards, and his whole captive form folded in the flag of Ahab, went down with his ship, which, like Satan, would not sink to hell till she had dragged a living part of heaven along with her, and helmeted herself with it.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Starbuck wrestles with this. See above.
* WildSamoan: Largely subverted with Queequeg.

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* %%* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Starbuck wrestles with this. See above.
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this.
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WildSamoan: Largely subverted with Queequeg.
7th Oct '17 1:56:20 PM Gosicrystal
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* DyingDeclarationOfHate: Ahab's is the page quote.

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* DyingDeclarationOfHate: Ahab's is Captain Ahab says: "To the page quote.last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."
7th Oct '17 1:55:32 PM Gosicrystal
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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Queequeg's coffin.]]

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* %%* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Queequeg's coffin.]]
20th May '17 3:23:44 PM maxwellsilver
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Widely considered the [[UsefulNotes/GreatAmericanNovel greatest American novel]], ''Moby-Dick; or, The Whale'', written by Creator/HermanMelville in 1851, is either a story about [[AnimalNemesis the hunt of a dangerous whale by a madman]] that [[ShownTheirWork shows Melville's work]], or [[AuthorFilibuster an encyclopedia on whaling and cetology]] with a FramingDevice. Or [[TakeAThirdOption both.]]

The plot follows a man named Ishmael, that, infatuated with the sea (apparently, it's a periodical thing), decides to go aboard a whaling ship to try out how whaling feels. He and his [[NobleSavage newly-met best friend Queequeg]] go upon the ''Pequod'' under the command of the [[{{Determinator}} monomaniacal Captain Ahab]], and eventually finds himself in the middle of his mad hunt for Moby Dick, the eponymous "White Whale" that ate his leg. Tragedy ensues.

''Moby-Dick'' is [[RuleOfSymbolism full of symbolism]], [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory and much more has been added by scholars and commentators]]. Common meanings for the whale, for instance, are: nature, fate, the ocean's fury itself, {{Satan}}, and {{God}} (as an [[SevenBasicConflicts invincible opponent]] who is [[ItWasHisSled never actually overcome]] at any point in the novel).

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Widely considered the [[UsefulNotes/GreatAmericanNovel greatest American novel]], ''Moby-Dick; or, The Whale'', written by Creator/HermanMelville in 1851, is either a story about [[AnimalNemesis the hunt of a dangerous whale by a madman]] madman that [[ShownTheirWork shows Melville's work]], work, or [[AuthorFilibuster an encyclopedia on whaling and cetology]] cetology with a FramingDevice. Or [[TakeAThirdOption both.]]

both.

The plot follows a man named Ishmael, that, infatuated with the sea (apparently, it's a periodical thing), decides to go aboard a whaling ship to try out how whaling feels. He and his [[NobleSavage newly-met best friend Queequeg]] Queequeg go upon the ''Pequod'' under the command of the [[{{Determinator}} monomaniacal Captain Ahab]], Ahab, and eventually finds himself in the middle of his mad hunt for Moby Dick, the eponymous "White Whale" that ate his leg. Tragedy ensues.

''Moby-Dick'' is [[RuleOfSymbolism full of symbolism]], [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory symbolism, and much more has been added by scholars and commentators]]. commentators. Common meanings for the whale, for instance, are: nature, fate, the ocean's fury itself, {{Satan}}, and {{God}} (as an [[SevenBasicConflicts invincible opponent]] opponent who is [[ItWasHisSled never actually overcome]] overcome at any point in the novel).
4th May '17 3:46:07 PM Dravencour
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The plot follows a man named Ishmael, that, infatuated with the sea (apparently, it's a periodical thing), decides to go aboard a whaling ship to try out how whaling feels. He and his [[NobleSavage newly-met best friend Queequeg]] go upon the ''Pequod'' under the command of the [[{{Determinator}} monomaniac Captain Ahab]], and eventually get in the middle of his maniac hunt for Moby Dick, the eponymous "White Whale" that ate his leg. Tragedy ensues.

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The plot follows a man named Ishmael, that, infatuated with the sea (apparently, it's a periodical thing), decides to go aboard a whaling ship to try out how whaling feels. He and his [[NobleSavage newly-met best friend Queequeg]] go upon the ''Pequod'' under the command of the [[{{Determinator}} monomaniac monomaniacal Captain Ahab]], and eventually get finds himself in the middle of his maniac mad hunt for Moby Dick, the eponymous "White Whale" that ate his leg. Tragedy ensues.



--> '''Ahab:''' From hell's heart I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!!!
* FatalFlaw: Well, {{Pride}} and {{Wrath}} for Ahab.
--> '''Captain Ahab''': "Ahab is for ever Ahab, man. This whole act's immutably decreed. 'Twas rehearsed by thee and me a billion years before this ocean rolled."

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--> '''Ahab:''' From hell's heart I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!!!
thee!
* FatalFlaw: Well, {{Pride}} Captain Ahab's obsession with revenge against the title whale costs him his life, his ship, and {{Wrath}} for Ahab.
--> '''Captain Ahab''': "Ahab is for ever Ahab, man. This whole act's immutably decreed. 'Twas rehearsed by thee and me a billion years before this ocean rolled."
his crew.
27th Mar '17 8:18:27 AM ZSF
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* LightIsNotGood: Discussed, as in the "paradox" of the creepiness of [[EvilAlbino albinos]] in spite of the positive symbolism of white. It should be noted that the whale is not an albino however; he's merely white because he's covered in scars.

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* LightIsNotGood: Discussed, as in the "paradox" of the creepiness of [[EvilAlbino albinos]] in spite of the positive symbolism of white. It should be noted that the whale is not an albino however; he's merely white because he's covered in scars.
1st Mar '17 12:05:13 PM Chariset
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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: In most film versions, the whale takes Ahab with him. Or is that the other way round? (The critical consensus is that, in the book, Moby Dick survives. The actual act of killing a whale with a harpoon is described in considerable detail earlier in the book, and the events of the final chase make it clear that Ahab doesn't reach the point of striking the fatal blow.)]]
** The sinking ship does this to all the crew; one of the doomed crew does this to a sea-hawk in his final seconds, causing it to go under as well. The narrative attributes the bird's death to the malice of the ship.

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: In most film versions, Ahab makes his last attempt to kill the whale takes Ahab with him. Or once his ship begins to sink and all is that the other way round? (The critical consensus is that, in the book, Moby Dick survives. lost. The actual act of killing a whale with a harpoon is described in considerable detail earlier in the book, and the events of the final chase make it clear that reverses things on him when trailing rope catches Ahab doesn't reach around the point of striking the fatal blow.)]]
neck and drags him under.
** The sinking ship does this to all the crew; crew except Ishmael; one of the doomed crew crewmen does this to a sea-hawk in his final seconds, causing it to go under as well. well. The narrative attributes the bird's death to the malice of the ship.
1st Mar '17 12:00:28 PM Chariset
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** The sinking ship does this to all the crew; one of the doomed crew does this to a sea-hawk in his final seconds, causing it to go under as well. The narrative attributes the bird's death to the malice of the ship.
-->[And] so the bird of heaven, with archangelic shrieks, and his imperial beak thrust upwards, and his whole captive form folded in the flag of Ahab, went down with his ship, which, like Satan, would not sink to hell till she had dragged a living part of heaven along with her, and helmeted herself with it.
6th Jan '17 8:41:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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** "The Crotch" is about harpoon shafts, not FreudWasRight.

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** "The Crotch" is about harpoon shafts, not FreudWasRight.sexual.
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