Moby Dick


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Moby Dick

pursued by Ahab and crew of Pequod. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
See: Quarry

Moby Dick

white whale pursued relentlessly by Captain Ahab; “It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me.” [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
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Research by the Merseyside Maritime Museum confirmed the link between Moby Dick author Melville and Liverpool.
What few also know is that Moby Dick is based not just on Melville's real-life experiences aboard whalers (he jumped ship from one vessel in Hawaii), but also on the true-to-life tales of other whaling ships and whalers.
Em poucas palavras, se o narrador de Moby Dick compreende que a atribuigao de significados e um gesto inevitavel, mas, ao mesmo tempo, contingente, o capitao do Pequod nao hesita ao fazer da identificagao e da estabilidade simbolica o ponto de partida para a sua viagem: "'Para mim, a baleia branca e o muro, que foi empurrado para perto de mim.
But in this story, Moby Dick is “A gentle creature, friend of man, but shy of those who live on land.
Despite being a Quaker, Ahab has an unrelenting desire to kill the great whale Moby Dick and this obsession ultimately dooms the entire crew of the Pequod (except the novel's narrator, Ishmael) to death.
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This volume in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series is devoted to Herman Melville's Moby Dick and traces the development of the author's canon, writing, and reputation.
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