1. in this video, we immediately learn of an obsessed captain who wants revenge. Why does he want revenge and against whom or what? He wants revenge against the great white whale known as moby dick because he lost his leg to it. 2. Who is the narrator of Moby Dick and what is the first line of the novel? The narrator is Ishmael and the first line says “Call me Ishmael” 3. There are two significant Biblical allusions mentioned in the film. To whim do these allusions reference? How are the names significant? For example in the bible Ahab is a king that goes against god, in the novel Ishmael goes against the whale that could be represented as god or the devil. 4. The narrator states that Moby Dick symbolizes three different meanings for three different characters. List the characters and the meaning which Moby Dick symbolizes for each of them. Captain Ahab sees Moby Dick as the physical essence of evil. Starbuck seems Moby Dick as just a fish. And Ishmael accepts both of them. 5. Why did Melville choose to write about whaling? Why was the industry significant? Melville choose to write about whaling because he was n the industry. 6. What did Melville do when he was 21?
He went on a whaler ship for about 4 years and wrote about his trip to the south pacific. 7. What established writer did Melville befriend while he was writing Moby Dick? Melville became friends with Nathaniel Hawthorne while living at Arrowhead, and they both inspire themselves. 8. Comment on the four harpooners of the Pequod; politically, why were they significant? The four harpooners were different races, also they represent diverse cultures. This crested the Pequod of which a ship hold them and is almost as if it is a Democary. 9. what happens to the Pequod towards the end of the book? Ahab? Ishmael? While out at sea they saw