History YMMV / MobyDick

2nd Jun '18 7:45:45 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Starbuck is better known as the coffee franchise, or even the ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' character.

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** Starbuck is better known as the name of the coffee franchise, or even the ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' Franchise/BattlestarGalactica character.
2nd Jun '18 7:45:21 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** As Captain Peleg points out early on, Ahab did not choose his name, and he shouldn't think too much about it.

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** *** As Captain Peleg points out early on, Ahab did not choose his name, and he shouldn't think too much about it.it.
** Starbuck is better known as the coffee franchise, or even the ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' character.
24th May '18 10:31:48 PM Tarbtano
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** Fittingly, his nemesis. Moby Dick -- normal, aggressive, oddly colored sperm whale, or supernatural AnimalisticAbomination in the shape of one?


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9th Apr '18 12:40:05 PM Thorion
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* NightmareFuel: Moby Dick himself. As stated many times across the Moby Dick pages on this very wiki, being a sperm whale he is naturally aggressive and will attack ships without provocation. He has sent who knows how many to their deaths and is treated by whalers as if he is some sort of demon, which probably makes him worse to those whose captains drag them after him. Moby Dick attacking without provocation: scary. Actually giving him a reason to attack you: scarier.
22nd Mar '18 2:30:28 PM bkitu
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* MainstreamObscurity: Moby was a whale hunter. Everyone knows that. Not so many people have read the books.

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* MainstreamObscurity: Moby was a whale hunter.whale. Everyone knows that. Not so many people have read the books.
16th Mar '18 5:15:36 PM Godzillawolf
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* HarsherInHindsight: Ishmael doesn't believe whaling is a threat to the whale as a species since unlike shooting buffaloo, whaling was (at the time) dangerous, time consuming, and known for voyages coming back empty handed. The book was published in 1851, the first practical harpoon cannon was invented in 1863. He also used the elephant surviving thousands of years of hunting as an example.
1st Nov '17 3:37:19 AM ClintEastwood
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* OneSceneWonder: Father Mapple in the film versions, as played by Creator/OrsonWelles (1956), Gregory Peck (1998), and Donald Sutherland (2011).

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* OneSceneWonder: Father Mapple in the film versions, as played by Creator/OrsonWelles (1956), Gregory Peck Creator/GregoryPeck (1998), and Donald Sutherland Creator/DonaldSutherland (2011).
9th Jul '17 3:37:57 PM nombretomado
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** The narration offers a defense of whaling by mentioning the benefits to humanity whale oil has had and also talks about how the whaling vessels allowed the liberation of the South American countries from Spanish imperial power, led to the successful colonisation of Australia, opened up the Polynesian islands to Europeans and forecasts whalers as being the cause for Japan to end its isolationism. To modern readers this can easily be read as the whaling industry being a figure to blame not only for the decline of cetaceans but also the suppression and decimation of tribal cultures and the resulting [[WorldWarII tragedy]] from Japan's rapid modernisation.

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** The narration offers a defense of whaling by mentioning the benefits to humanity whale oil has had and also talks about how the whaling vessels allowed the liberation of the South American countries from Spanish imperial power, led to the successful colonisation of Australia, opened up the Polynesian islands to Europeans and forecasts whalers as being the cause for Japan to end its isolationism. To modern readers this can easily be read as the whaling industry being a figure to blame not only for the decline of cetaceans but also the suppression and decimation of tribal cultures and the resulting [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII tragedy]] from Japan's rapid modernisation.
20th May '17 3:32:05 PM maxwellsilver
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* OneSceneWonder: Father Mapple in the film versions, as played by Creator/OrsonWelles (1956), [[RemakeCameo Gregory Peck]] (1998), and Donald Sutherland (2011).

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* OneSceneWonder: Father Mapple in the film versions, as played by Creator/OrsonWelles (1956), [[RemakeCameo Gregory Peck]] Peck (1998), and Donald Sutherland (2011).
20th May '17 3:31:10 PM maxwellsilver
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* ItWasHisSled: The ending.

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* %%* ItWasHisSled: The ending.
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