Moby Dick And Capture The Beast Essay

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2. Basic Plot- Overall the objective of the book is to understand Moby Dick and capture the beast himself, but the symbols and meanings of the whale is what transforms the book into more than just a hunt for a large white whale. The whale symbolizes knowledge and its limits especially for the human race. Therefore they are in search of that knowledge, or at least Ishmael is while Captain Ahab is stuck in his blind pursuit of the beast in madness and revenge.
3. Point of view- The book itself is narrated by a man named Ishmael as he journeys to become a sailor on the Pequod with Captain Ahab in search of Moby Dick. Ishmael tends to talk through himself and his version of events, but sometimes he skips into third person when letting other characters in the book have a piece in which they speak.
1. Setting- The story Moby Dick takes place among Captain Ahab and the crew of the Pequod in the 1830’s or 1840’s. The ship ventures to and from the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans searching for the mysterious white whale that stole the leg of Captain Ahab.
5. Tone- The tone of this adventure is more or less dramatic and also mysterious in most everyway, as the characters and the adventure itself is tangled with mysteries, madness, and everything in between. As Captain Ahab’s character is slowly entangled the readers can tell that he is a fairly complicated man and though much was learned of Ahab he took many secrets to the deep with him when he died.
6. Style- The style of the…

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