History Literature / MobyDick

17th Apr '16 12:03:56 PM morenohijazo
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* SeadogPegLeg: Ahab has a peg-leg as a result of losing a limb to Moby-Dick.

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* SeadogPegLeg: Captain Ahab is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s (to the point that some examples on this page are [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of either him or Long John Silver, the other TropeCodifier). Captain Ahab lost a leg during a previous whaling voyage while hunting the white whale and now has a peg-leg as a result of losing a limb to Moby-Dick.grudge against it. In fact, his missing leg is the main force that drives his revenge plot against the titular whale. Notably, Ahab's peg leg was apparently made with ''whalebone''.
15th Apr '16 5:10:28 PM PaulA
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* SchoolStudyMedia
15th Apr '16 5:09:52 PM PaulA
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* SeadogPegLeg: Ahab has a peg-leg as a result of losing a limb to Moby-Dick.
14th Mar '16 5:17:23 AM morenohijazo
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* ProfaneLastWords: Captain Ahab's last words:
-->"from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."
21st Feb '16 12:52:26 AM LordGro
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''Film/MobyDick'' has been adapted to screen several times, the most famous version being with Creator/GregoryPeck as Ahab. Creator/PatrickStewart was inspired to play the role following an allegorical comparison to Ahab in [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact one of his movies]]. A concept album based on ''Moby-Dick'' called ''Leviathan'' was also made by prog-metal band Music/{{Mastodon}}. Also a common source of {{Homage}} or WholePlotReference stories, which are [[MobySchtick a trope of their own]]. ''Moby Dick'' itself was based off a collection of real life account of a whaling vessel,[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_(1799_whaleship) The Essex]], that was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale.

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''Film/MobyDick'' has been adapted to screen several times, the most famous version being with Creator/GregoryPeck as Ahab. Creator/PatrickStewart was inspired to play the role following an allegorical comparison to Ahab in [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact one of his movies]]. A concept album based on ''Moby-Dick'' called ''Leviathan'' was also made by prog-metal band Music/{{Mastodon}}. Also a common source of {{Homage}} or WholePlotReference stories, which are [[MobySchtick a trope of their own]]. ''Moby Dick'' itself was based off partially inspired by a collection of real life account of a whaling vessel,[[https://en.vessel, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_(1799_whaleship) The Essex]], that was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale.
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21st Feb '16 12:47:54 AM LordGro
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''Film/MobyDick'' has been adapted to screen several times, the most famous version being with Creator/GregoryPeck as Ahab. Creator/PatrickStewart was inspired to play the role following an allegorical comparison to Ahab in [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact one of his movies]]. A concept album based on ''Moby-Dick'' called ''Leviathan'' was also made by prog-metal band Music/{{Mastodon}}. Also a common source of {{Homage}} or WholePlotReference stories, which are [[MobySchtick a trope of their own]]. Interestingly ''Moby Dick'' itself was based off a collection of real life account of a whaling vessel,[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_(1799_whaleship) The Essex]], that was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale.

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''Film/MobyDick'' has been adapted to screen several times, the most famous version being with Creator/GregoryPeck as Ahab. Creator/PatrickStewart was inspired to play the role following an allegorical comparison to Ahab in [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact one of his movies]]. A concept album based on ''Moby-Dick'' called ''Leviathan'' was also made by prog-metal band Music/{{Mastodon}}. Also a common source of {{Homage}} or WholePlotReference stories, which are [[MobySchtick a trope of their own]]. Interestingly ''Moby Dick'' itself was based off a collection of real life account of a whaling vessel,[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_(1799_whaleship) The Essex]], that was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale.
10th Feb '16 9:56:26 PM TheLaughingFist
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''Film/MobyDick'' has been adapted to screen several times, the most famous version being with Creator/GregoryPeck as Ahab. Creator/PatrickStewart was inspired to play the role following an allegorical comparison to Ahab in [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact one of his movies]]. A concept album based on ''Moby-Dick'' called ''Leviathan'' was also made by prog-metal band Music/{{Mastodon}}. Also a common source of {{Homage}} or WholePlotReference stories, which are [[MobySchtick a trope of their own]].

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''Film/MobyDick'' has been adapted to screen several times, the most famous version being with Creator/GregoryPeck as Ahab. Creator/PatrickStewart was inspired to play the role following an allegorical comparison to Ahab in [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact one of his movies]]. A concept album based on ''Moby-Dick'' called ''Leviathan'' was also made by prog-metal band Music/{{Mastodon}}. Also a common source of {{Homage}} or WholePlotReference stories, which are [[MobySchtick a trope of their own]].
own]]. Interestingly ''Moby Dick'' itself was based off a collection of real life account of a whaling vessel,[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_(1799_whaleship) The Essex]], that was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale.
1st Feb '16 11:21:36 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Captain Ahab causes the whole mess by obsessively trying to seek revenge on an animal who was only trying to defend itself.
16th Jan '16 1:37:03 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: Why Ishmael goes into all the technical aspects of whaling and ships; it's assumed (rightly or wrongly) that most readers don't know about that stuff. Though it might also be because Ishmael finds that information of interest in itself since it was part of his daily work and life experience.
15th Jan '16 12:51:07 PM Anddrix
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This book is part of the Hollywoodian SmallReferencePools. Ignoring its real-life literary merits, it is convenient shorthand for "huge boring {{doorstopper}} assigned for reading by high-school teachers" in any given kids series. Whether this also implicitly states that execs think that [[ViewersAreMorons Kids Are Morons]] is debatable. Referencing the book is often a shorthand signifier that a character is cultured (and possibly WickedCultured) in Hollywood and other American stories; while it's well known elsewhere in the world, it doesn't have the same symbolic weight.

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This book is part of the Hollywoodian SmallReferencePools. Ignoring its real-life literary merits, it is convenient shorthand for "huge boring {{doorstopper}} assigned for reading by high-school teachers" in any given kids series. Whether this also implicitly states that execs think that [[ViewersAreMorons Kids Are Morons]] Morons is debatable. Referencing the book is often a shorthand signifier that a character is cultured (and possibly WickedCultured) in Hollywood and other American stories; while it's well known elsewhere in the world, it doesn't have the same symbolic weight.
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