Monday, February 25, 2019
Analysis of Ahab Moby Dick Essay
1. Dictator Melville describes Ahab as a dictator. He, as the captain, is the most respectful figure in the Pequod. Some critics say that the clean is a metaphor from the world. E reallyone depends of one person. It is a political point of view. The Pequod is seen as a small world. He is a grand, ungodly, god- equal man. Ahab is ungodly in that he refuses to submit to any higher power. He does not worship or even acknowledge the superiority of forces beyond himself. Ahab is god-like in that he is larger than life.2. Obsession Ahab considers Moby Dick the embodiment of evil in the world, and he pursues the white-hot track down monomaniacally because he believes it his inescapable fate to destroy this evil. He is ghost with revenge. Moby Dick dominates the personality of Ahab. He gradually goes crazier and crazier, eventually blaming Moby Dick for everything poorly that has ever happened to any human being ever since the blood of time. Melville describes Ahab as a monomaniac, an interesting word because it suggests two things prototypical, that Ahabs insanity focuses itself obsessionally on a single thing (Moby Dick), and second, that hes exclusively insane when it comes to that one thing he can be acute nearly just about everyone else.3. Suffering Ahab believes that his suffering stems from the White Whale known as Moby Dick. . He lost more than leg the first time he fought against Moby Dick he lost his pride, his free will, and his very being. His sole purpose after this encounter was to kill Moby-Dick, all else was pose aside. His wife, home, friends, and family do not even cross his mind. Ahab basically spends his life completely in the sea. He feels in home when he is in the ocean. He is always looking for Moby Dick, looking along. He has not friends he is a romantic hero. Ahab is not a happy human being, he is like heroes of Shakespearean tragedy. He is suffering for the pain he has inside from the beginning to the end of the novel. Close to the end of the novel Melville makes a reflection about Ahabs life, trying to humanize him. He is lamenting everything on his life.