History Literature / MobyDick

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.
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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