Moby Dick Essay

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A person, who is over zealous in their ambitions to achieve a certain goal, may in the end find themselves further away from where they started. Within Herman Melville’s, Moby Dick, the reader is able to understand this when they follow Ahab’s journey through his past experiences with the white whale, as well as the ones he is about ...view middle of the document...

The fact that this whale was white; a color that shows great power, as well as rarity, drew Ahab into a hunt for that white whale, Moby Dick. This whale, however, seemed to be more brilliant than the others, and not only was it able to escape, but it took one of Ahab’s legs as a souvenir. Since that very day, Ahab has seen his fate as being the one who would kill this whale, and finally extract his revenge on that beast. That is when the Pequod takes of on its long journey around the world, in search of this magnificent whale. Within Ahab’s hunt for the great whale, he is faced with his obsession over killing the whale, that he does not even sleep at night, as well as his drive to get revenge on a whale that took of his leg, and within his fury, Ahab does not take the cosmic signs that are shown to him as anything but a mere joke that can be shrugged away.

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