Ahab, Captain

Ahab, Captain

whipped out of his boat by a flying harpoonleen. [Am. Lit.: Melville Moby Dick]

Ahab, Captain

main character whose monomania is an expression of hatred. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
See: Hatred

Ahab, Captain

consumed by hate, pursues whale that ripped off his leg. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]

Ahab, Captain

obsessed with whale. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]

Ahab, Captain

pursues Moby Dick, the great white whale, even to the point of losing his own life. [Am. Lit.: Melville Moby Dick]
See: Quest

Ahab, Captain

seeks revenge on whale. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
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Herman Melville's Moby Dick, which charts the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on a great white whale, is among the most the challenging novels ever written.