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Moby dick
Herman Melville’s book Moby dick is a book that takes place in the 1830s Aboard the whaling ship the Pequod, in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. Although this book was really interesting it was some unnecessary detail. Even thought this book had some unnecessary detail it is a very good book because of the characters, conflict, and settings.

There are many characters in this book. One of my favorites was the  half-crazed sea captain captain Ahab. He is on a revengeful quest to find and kill the a whale that devoured his leg. another one is queequeg he is a harpooner from new Zealand he is also a cannibal. He became part of the story when he was put in the same room as Ishmael a young teacher at a hotel and they start talking about boats.

There is a lot of conflict in this book. Ahab dedicates his ship and crew to destroying Moby Dick, a white whale, because he sees this whale as the living embodiment of all evil in the universe.  By ignoring the dangers that this quest has, setting himself against other men, , Ahab arrogantly defies the limitations imposed upon other human beings. In the end Ahab dies and so did the pequod literally which made the book that much better.

The story begins in Massachusetts in New Bedford and Nantucket Island, the chief centers of the American whaling industry. From there, the setting of the novel shifts to the whaling ship Pequod as it cruises around the globe. Then the settings of the novel becomes sailing the vast and awesome Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.

So, the book Moby dick is a great book by Herman Melville .I think if you have the chance everyone should read it. The unnecessary detail was the only thing wrong with the book and it is still great.

By: Jacob Asberry