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Moby Dick Navigation menu VideoMoby Dick - Padrino Moby-Dick is a novel by Herman Melville that was first published in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. 06/01/ · Moby Dick is now considered one of the greatest novels in the English language and has secured Melville's place among America's greatest writers. Written in , it is the story of Ishmael’s whaling voyage. It contains many examples of alliteration, allusion. Character Analysis Moby Dick The novel is named after Moby Dick because he is the center of Ahab's obsession and a key figure in his own right. The White Whale's appearance is unique. He is an exceptionally large sperm whale with a snow-white head, wrinkled brow, crooked jaw, and an especially bushy spout. Moby Dick is a colour film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury. The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn. The music score was written by Philip Sainton. Moby Dick; Or, The Whale Note: Project Gutenberg eBook #15 is believed to have the highest quality of the three editions of this eBook in the Project Gutenberg collection. # and # are the others. In addition, there is a computer-generated audio eBook, #, and a human audio performance, # Language: English: LoC Class. The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick!. Moby Dick (Global Classics)and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.
Starbuck James Robertson Justice Boomer Harry Andrews Stubb Bernard Miles The Manxman Noel Purcell Ship's Carpenter Edric Connor Daggoo Mervyn Johns Peleg Joseph Tomelty Peter Coffin Francis De Wolff Gardiner Philip Stainton Bildad Royal Dano Flask Friedrich von Ledebur Edit Storyline This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, Moby Dick.
Taglines: Starbuck He bet his fears and his faith against the fury of Captain Ahab! Edit Did You Know? Trivia To create the desaturated pastel effect image of the movie, director of photography Oswald Morris used a unique dye transfer technique that uses broad-cut black and white matrices.
This causes the separation, and contains the other two colors before recombining to create the desired effect.
A silver layer was later added in the 4th pass. Goofs In the scenes with the Quaker characters, despite Herman Melville 's correct use of "thee" and "thou," the two Captains frequently misuse "thee" as the subject, when it is only ever used as the object.
For instance, the Peleg and Bildad will frequently say phrases such as "hast thee" or "art thee" when the correct use of this mode of speech calls for "hast thou" or "art thou.
Quotes [ first lines ] Ishmael : [ voiceover ] Call me Ishmael. Crazy Credits The film finishes with 'Finis' instead of the usual 'The End'.
User Reviews Huston's Treasure of the Sea 15 October by gvb — See all my reviews. Yet Melville does not offer easy solutions. Ishmael and Queequeg's sensual friendship initiates a kind of racial harmony that is shattered when the crew's dancing erupts into racial conflict in "Midnight, Forecastle" Ch.
Commodified and brutalized, "Pip becomes the ship's conscience". In Chapter 89, Ishmael expounds the concept of the fast-fish and the loose-fish, which gives right of ownership to those who take possession of an abandoned fish or ship, and observes that the British Empire took possession of American Indian lands in colonial times in just the way that whalers take possession of an unclaimed whale.
The novel has also been read as being critical of the contemporary literary and philosophical movement Transcendentalism , attacking the thought of leading Transcendentalist  Ralph Waldo Emerson in particular.
Richard Chase writes that for Melville, 'Death—spiritual, emotional, physical—is the price of self-reliance when it is pushed to the point of solipsism , where the world has no existence apart from the all-sufficient self.
Emerson loved to do, [suggested] the vital possibilities of the self. Melville stretches grammar, quotes well-known or obscure sources, or swings from calm prose to high rhetoric, technical exposition, seaman's slang, mystic speculation, or wild prophetic archaism.
Perhaps the most striking example is the use of verbal nouns, mostly plural, such as allurings , coincidings , and leewardings. Equally abundant are unfamiliar adjectives and adverbs, including participial adjectives such as officered , omnitooled , and uncatastrophied ; participial adverbs such as intermixingly , postponedly , and uninterpenetratingly ; rarities such as the adjectives unsmoothable , spermy , and leviathanic , and adverbs such as sultanically , Spanishly , and Venetianly ; and adjectival compounds ranging from odd to magnificent, such as "the message-carrying air", "the circus-running sun", and " teeth-tiered sharks".
Later critics have expanded Arvin's categories. The superabundant vocabulary can be broken down into strategies used individually and in combination.
First, the original modification of words as "Leviathanism"  and the exaggerated repetition of modified words, as in the series "pitiable", "pity", "pitied" and "piteous" Ch.
Other characteristic stylistic elements are the echoes and overtones, both imitation of distinct styles and habitual use of sources to shape his own work.
His three most important sources, in order, are the Bible, Shakespeare, and Milton. The novel uses several levels of rhetoric.
The simplest is "a relatively straightforward expository style", such as in the cetological chapters, though they are "rarely sustained, and serve chiefly as transitions" between more sophisticated levels.
A second level is the " poetic ", such as in Ahab's quarter-deck monologue, to the point that it can be set as blank verse.
Examples of this are "the consistently excellent idiom" of Stubb, such as in the way he encourages the rowing crew in a rhythm of speech that suggests "the beat of the oars takes the place of the metronomic meter".
The fourth and final level of rhetoric is the composite , "a magnificent blending" of the first three and possible other elements:.
The Nantucketer, he alone resides and riots on the sea; he alone, in Bible language, goes down to it in ships; to and fro ploughing it as his own special plantation.
There is his home; there lies his business, which a Noah's flood would not interrupt, though it overwhelmed all the millions in China.
He lives on the sea, as prairie cocks in the prairie; he hides among the waves, he climbs them as chamois hunters climb the Alps. For years he knows not the land; so that when he comes to it at last, it smells like another world, more strangely than the moon would to an Earthsman.
With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
Bezanson calls this chapter a comical "prose poem" that blends "high and low with a relaxed assurance". Similar passages include the "marvelous hymn to spiritual democracy" in the middle of "Knights and Squires".
The elaborate use of the Homeric simile may not have been learned from Homer himself, yet Matthiessen finds the writing "more consistently alive" on the Homeric than on the Shakespearean level, especially during the final chase the "controlled accumulation" of such similes emphasizes Ahab's hubris through a succession of land-images, for instance: "The ship tore on; leaving such a furrow in the sea as when a cannon-ball, missent, becomes a ploughshare and turns up the level field" "The Chase — Second Day," Ch.
For as the one ship that held them all; though it was put together of all contrasting things—oak, and maple, and pine wood; iron, and pitch, and hemp—yet all these ran into each other in the one concrete hull, which shot on its way, both balanced and directed by the long central keel; even so, all the individualities of the crew, this man's valor, that man's fear; guilt and guiltiness, all varieties were welded into oneness, and were all directed to that fatal goal which Ahab their one lord and keel did point to.
The final phrase fuses the two halves of the comparison; the men become identical with the ship, which follows Ahab's direction. The concentration only gives way to more imagery, with the "mastheads, like the tops of tall palms, were outspreadingly tufted with arms and legs".
All these images contribute their "startling energy" to the advance of the narrative. When the boats are lowered, the imagery serves to dwarf everything but Ahab's will in the presence of Moby Dick.
Matthiessen in declared that Melville's "possession by Shakespeare went far beyond all other influences" in that it made Melville discover his own full strength "through the challenge of the most abundant imagination in history".
The creation of Ahab, Melville biographer Leon Howard discovered, followed an observation by Coleridge in his lecture on Hamlet : "one of Shakespeare's modes of creating characters is to conceive any one intellectual or moral faculty in morbid excess, and then to place himself.
Ahab seemed to have "what seems a half-wilful over-ruling morbidness at the bottom of his nature", and "all men tragically great", Melville added, "are made so through a certain morbidness ; "all mortal greatness is but disease ".
In addition to this, in Howard's view, the self-references of Ishmael as a "tragic dramatist", and his defense of his choice of a hero who lacked "all outward majestical trappings" is evidence that Melville "consciously thought of his protagonist as a tragic hero of the sort found in Hamlet and King Lear ".
Matthiessen demonstrates the extent to which Melville was in full possession of his powers in the description of Ahab, which ends in language "that suggests Shakespeare's but is not an imitation of it: 'Oh, Ahab!
Lawrence put it, convey something "almost superhuman or inhuman, bigger than life". Matthiessen finds debts to Shakespeare, whether hard or easy to recognize, on almost every page.
He points out that the phrase "mere sounds, full of Leviathanism, but signifying nothing" at the end of "Cetology" Ch.
That thing unsays itself. There are men From whom warm words are small indignity. I mean not to incense thee.
Let it go. The pagan leopards—the unrecking and Unworshipping things, that live; and seek and give. No reason for the torrid life they feel!
In addition to this sense of rhythm, Matthiessen shows that Melville "now mastered Shakespeare's mature secret of how to make language itself dramatic".
Moby-Dick draws on Melville's experience on the whaler Acushnet , but is not autobiographical. On December 30, , Melville signed on as a green hand for the maiden voyage of the Acushnet , planned to last for 52 months.
Its owner, Melvin O. Bradford, like Bildad, was a Quaker : on several instances when he signed documents, he erased the word "swear" and replaced it with "affirm".
But the shareholders of the Acushnet were relatively wealthy, whereas the owners of the Pequod included poor widows and orphaned children.
The model for the Whaleman's Chapel of chapter 7 is the Seamen's Bethel on Johnny Cake Hill. Melville attended a service there shortly before he shipped out on the Acushnet , and he heard a sermon by Reverend Enoch Mudge , who is at least in part the inspiration for Father Mapple.
Even the topic of Jonah and the Whale may be authentic, for Mudge contributed sermons on Jonah to Sailor's Magazine . The crew was not as heterogenous or exotic as the crew of the Pequod.
Five were foreigners, four of them Portuguese, and the others were American either at birth or naturalized. Three black men were in the crew, two seamen and the cook.
Fleece, the black cook of the Pequod , was probably modeled on this Philadelphia-born William Maiden. Starbuck was discharged at Tahiti under mysterious circumstances.
Ahab seems to have had no model, though his death may have been based on an actual event. Melville was aboard The Star in May with two sailors from the Nantucket who could have told him that they had seen their second mate "taken out of a whaleboat by a foul line and drowned".
In addition to his own experience on the whaling ship Acushnet , two actual events served as the genesis for Melville's tale.
First mate Owen Chase , one of eight survivors, recorded the events in his Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex.
The other event was the alleged killing in the late s of the albino sperm whale Mocha Dick , in the waters off the Chilean island of Mocha.
Mocha Dick was rumored to have 20 or so harpoons in his back from other whalers, and appeared to attack ships with premeditated ferocity.
One of his battles with a whaler served as subject for an article by explorer Jeremiah N. Reynolds in the May issue of The Knickerbocker or New-York Monthly Magazine.
This renowned monster, who had come off victorious in a hundred fights with his pursuers, was an old bull whale, of prodigious size and strength.
From the effect of age, or more probably from a freak of nature Significantly, Reynolds writes a first-person narration that serves as a frame for the story of a whaling captain he meets.
The captain resembles Ahab and suggests a similar symbolism and single-minded motivation in hunting this whale, in that when his crew first encounters Mocha Dick and cowers from him, the captain rallies them:.
As he drew near, with his long curved back looming occasionally above the surface of the billows, we perceived that it was white as the surf around him; and the men stared aghast at each other, as they uttered, in a suppressed tone, the terrible name of MOCHA DICK!
Mocha Dick had over encounters with whalers in the decades between and the s. He was described as being gigantic and covered in barnacles.
Although he was the most famous, Mocha Dick was not the only white whale in the sea, nor the only whale to attack hunters. Melville remarked, "Ye Gods!
What a commentator is this Ann Alexander whale. I wonder if my evil art has raised this monster. While Melville had already drawn on his different sailing experiences in his previous novels, such as Mardi , he had never focused specifically on whaling.
The 18 months he spent as an ordinary seaman aboard the whaler Acushnet in —42, and one incident in particular, now served as inspiration.
During a mid-ocean "gam" rendezvous at sea between ships , he met Chase's son William, who lent him his father's book. Melville later wrote:.
I questioned him concerning his father's adventure; This was the first printed account of it I had ever seen. The reading of this wondrous story on the landless sea, and so close to the very latitude of the shipwreck, had a surprising effect upon me.
The book was out of print, and rare. Melville let his interest in the book be known to his father-in-law, Lemuel Shaw , whose friend in Nantucket procured an imperfect but clean copy which Shaw gave to Melville in April Melville read this copy avidly, made copious notes in it, and had it bound, keeping it in his library for the rest of his life.
Moby-Dick contains large sections—most of them narrated by Ishmael—that seemingly have nothing to do with the plot, but describe aspects of the whaling business.
Although a successful earlier novel about Nantucket whalers had been written, Miriam Coffin or The Whale-Fisherman by Joseph C.
Hart ,  which is credited with influencing elements of Melville's work, most accounts of whaling tended to be sensational tales of bloody mutiny, and Melville believed that no book up to that time had portrayed the whaling industry in as fascinating or immediate a way as he had experienced it.
Melville found the bulk of his data on whales and whaling in five books, the most important of which was by the English ship's surgeon Thomas Beale, Natural History of the Sperm Whale , a book of reputed authority which Melville bought on July 10, Chapter - Ahab's Leg.
Chapter - The Carpenter. Chapter - Ahab and the Carpenter. Chapter - Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin. Chapter - Queequeg in His Coffin. Chapter - The Pacific.
Chapter - The Blacksmith. Chapter - The Forge. Chapter - The Gilder. Chapter - The Pequod Meets The Bachelor. Chapter - The Dying Whale.
Chapter - The Whale Watch. Chapter - The Quadrant. Chapter - The Candles. Chapter - The Deck Toward the End of the First Night Watch.
Chapter - Midnight - The Forecastle Bulwarks. Chapter - Midnight Aloft. Chapter - The Musket. Chapter - The Needle. Chapter - The Log and Line.
Chapter - The Life-Buoy. Chapter - The Deck. Chapter - The Pequod Meets The Rachel. Chapter - The Cabin.
Chapter - The Hat. Chapter - The Pequod Meets The Delight. Chapter - The Symphony. Chapter - The Chase - First Day. Chapter - The Chase - Second Day.
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Wilkins Freeman Edgar Allan Poe O. Henry H. There have been many cinematic productions of MOBY DICK, Herman Melville's supreme novel - with Gregory Peck as Ahab and with Patrick Stewart in the Ahab role - and each has its strong and weak points.
There are many detractors of this current version who rightfully state that too few of Ahab's great speeches and lines have been omitted and that this version is too influenced by contemporary reasoning.
But the tale is a great one and the splendid extended reveries and 'speeches' of Captain Ahab rest beautifully on the written page, a factor that allows mulling over the words and the meaning and the drama that may just fall a bit heavy when incorporated into a screenplay.
Better the flavor of the story be conveyed by what cinema allows - imagery - that books can't mimic. This current version does just that - it finds the core of the obsession of a man driven by a struggle with his past, with nature, and with the personal vendetta against the great white whale, Moby Dick, who claimed Ahab's leg in the past.
Nigel Williams is responsible for the screenplay, Mike Barker directs. Ishmael Charlie Cox sees his dream of a whaling voyage come true when he and his Hapoonist friend Queequeeg Raoul Trujillo join the crew of the Pequod, a sailing vessel leaving port in Nantucket.
What Ishmael and the mates don't initially appreciate is that the Pequod's monomaniacal Captain Ahab William Hurt is taking them all on a mad and personal mission to slay the great whale Moby Dick, an obsession that will open their eyes to the wonder and spectacle of man, of beast, and the inescapable nature of both.
The flavor of the crew is well captured by a solid cast, including Ethan Hawke as a rather weak Starbuck, Eddie Marsan as Stubb, Billy Boyd as Elijah, Billy Merasty as Tashtego, Onyekachi Ejim as Dagoo, Matthew as Flask, James Gilbert as Steelkit, Gary Levert as Perth, and Daniyah Ysrayl as the cabin boy Pip.
The special effects offer vivid and credible underwater activity of Moby Dick and the clashes with nature both within the crew and on the ocean are very well represented.
The final underwater scene with Ahab strapped dead to the still alive and swimming Moby Dick is unforgettably realistic and a fine balance with the ever-innocent Ishmael grasping the empty coffin as the sole survivor of the voyage.
William Hurt gives us a different Ahab in Nigel Williams' script adaptation - less mad but more obsessed, less cruel and more vulnerable than we are used to seeing - but he is strong and takes us with him as he meets his end in his struggle with Nature.
It is a moving adventure and despite the omissions that seem to bother most viewers, the movie does cast a spell over the entire 3 hours.
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Release Dates. Official Sites. However, maybe they do not actually need their eyesight that much. Their eyes are relatively small while their echo location organs are huge.
Wikipedia's other theory is that the spermaceti is used for buoyancy control. By heating or cooling it, they can change its density. Counting against the theory is research that the whales do not have the biological apparatus to perform the heat exchange, and that the change of density is too low to make much of a change to buoyancy until the organ gets to a very large size.
However, spermaceti would appear to be a phase change material at useful temperature. I am not saying we definitely should resume hunting sperm whales so we can use their spermaceti in high efficiency central heating systems; I am just airing the possibility for discussion :reddevil:.
Posted By kev67 at Wed 21 Sep , PM in Moby Dick 1 Reply. The Pequod is not a military ship. Their voyage is a purely mercantile venture.
So what would be the penalties if Mr Starbuck and the crew did mutiny against Captain Ahab? What if the three mates said they arrested him and put him in the brig because of his pottiness?
Presumably, they can't be keelhauled or flogged because they are not a naval crew. So what would happen? Posted By kev67 at Sun 18 Sep , PM in Moby Dick 1 Reply.
Maybe this is not a very original observation. In chapter 87, The Grand Armada, The Pequod and its crew come across a mass of whales.
There's a sort of circle of them, inside of which there are mother whales with their babies. It seems like the whales on the perimeter are trying to protect the more vulnerable whales in the centre.
I believe other herd animals do this as well, but it seems rather human. Captain Ahab believes Moby Dick has a malign cunning, that his actions are deliberate, that he is not just thrashing about.
In another chapter Ahab meets the captain of an English whaler, who lost his arm to Moby Dick. The captain tells Ahab that Moby Dick bit through a harpoon line that had been launched at another whale, as if Moby Dick had tried to save that whale.
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