History Literature / MobyDick

2nd Nov '16 1:43:44 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* FreudianTrio: Ahab as Ego; Starbuck as Superego; Stubb as Id.

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* FreudianTrio: Ahab as Ego; Starbuck as Ego; Ahab as Superego; Stubb as Id.
28th Oct '16 8:32:41 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** "The Crotch" is about harpoon shafts, not FreudWasRight.



* HopeSpot: Two, in fact:
** Chapter 123 has Starbuck think about shooting Ahab with a musket before his RevengeBeforeReason gets the whole ship killed. Sadly, Starbuck can't bring himself to do it.
** Chapter 132 has Ahab consider Starbuck's idea to turn back home to Nantucket. He doesn't go through with it.



* IHaveAFamily: Ahab and Starbuck both have a wife and son. Chapter 132 has the two discuss it.



* TheMutiny: In Chapter 54, "The Town-Ho's Story". It's also a theme, Starbuck is constantly tempted to usurp Ahab but his conscience restrains him from doing so.

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* TheMutiny: In Chapter 54, "The Town-Ho's Story". It's also a theme, as Starbuck is constantly tempted to usurp Ahab but his conscience restrains him from doing so.
27th Oct '16 7:38:01 PM DustSnitch
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* GentleGiant: Queequeg. He's a brawny cannibal prince from the South Sea islands who's covered in tribal tattoos, has his teeth filed to look like fangs, and is deadly accurate with his harpoon ([[{{Badass}} which doubles as a razor for shaving]]). So what's his favorite pastime besides peddling shrunken heads in the street? Snuggling up with his best buddy Ishmael. [[CutenessOverload D'awwwwwwww.]]

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* GentleGiant: Queequeg. He's a brawny cannibal prince from the South Sea islands who's covered in tribal tattoos, has his teeth filed to look like fangs, and is deadly accurate with his harpoon ([[{{Badass}} which (which doubles as a razor for shaving]]).shaving). So what's his favorite pastime besides peddling shrunken heads in the street? Snuggling up with his best buddy Ishmael. [[CutenessOverload D'awwwwwwww.]]
30th Sep '16 1:19:52 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* DissonantSerenity: Stubb is described as having a perpetually irreverent even when killing whales.


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* OralFixation: Stubb is never seen without his pipe in his mouth.
30th Aug '16 1:27:48 PM DavidCowie
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--> "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!"
3rd Jul '16 3:22:21 AM morenohijazo
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* SpareAMessenger: Ishmael the mariner ponders being the sole survivor of the doomed whaler ''Pequod'', and concludes that he was spared by the vengeful behemoth precisely to pen the tale as a warning to all others that would think to pursue the Great White Whale.
18th Jun '16 11:40:05 PM kensu
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Lampshaded. When Ishmael hears the capatain's name for the first time, he asks why anyone would name their kid Ahab. The crewman notes that Ahab's mother was a religious type whose sanity was questionable.
26th May '16 9:05:39 AM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* ThePhilosopher: Ahab, who can't seem to speak more than two sentences before dissolving into a rant about existentialism.
26th May '16 8:56:18 AM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* DespairSpeech: Ahab makes such speeches almost constantly.


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* MotiveRant: Ishmael does this sometimes regarding his seeming need to go to sea, and Ahab does this ''constantly''.


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* NarrativeProfanityFilter: Ishmael mentions that he has censored out a lot of Ahab's dialogue because nobody "living under the light of the Evangelical land" needs to hear that.


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* ThinkingOutLoud: Nearly every character with dialogue makes at least one such speech.
13th May '16 9:27:12 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* TheDreaded: Half of chapter 41 is spent establishing Moby Dick (and to a lesser extent, all sperm whales) as this.
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