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In the novel “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, a story describes a character named Ishmael and his dreams of going on a whaling boat to see the world from a different view. One of the most memorable scene of this novel was the ending in which we were able to visualize Captain Ahab jump of the boat to try his best to kill the white wale know as Moby Dick. It was a very gruesome scene that portrayed Ahab jump onto Moby Dick with a harpoon, stabbing him as best he could trying to end the whales life yet in doing so became tangled in ropes of the harpoons which caused him to become stuck onto the whale as it swam off and die. The whale continued and hit the Pequod with his head causing the Pequod to sink and all the sailors to die all except for Ishmael that was left to tell us the story. Nobody knows exactly what ended up happening to Moby Dick so they all make their own assumptions such as he may have survived and maybe not, but the truth is Moby Dick survives and goes of to stop whale hunting. Although Moby Dick suffered from being stabbed multiple time with harpoons which may have seemed to end his life for sure, it didn’t, he was able to pull through. "'Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!'" (Melville, 477). This represents that the whale kept moving, Ahabs only wish was to kill the whale but the only thing he killed was himself for something that wasn’t completely necessary. Although the whale was damaged it was able to come out the winner and for once defeat these visious whales killers by giving them a taste of there own medicine. Moby Dick represent much more then just another whale, he is a symbol of whales every were

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