Analysis of Ahab Moby Cock
– Ahab 1. Totalitarian: Melville explains Ahab as a dictator. He, as the captain, is the most respectful figure in the Pequod. Some critics state that the novel is a metaphor from the world. Everybody depends of a single person. It is a political point of view. The Pequod is viewed as a little world. He is a “grand, ungodly, god-like” man. Ahab is ungodly because he declines to send to any higher power. He does not praise or even acknowledge the superiority of forces beyond himself.
Ahab is god-like in that he is larger than life. 2. Obsession: Ahab thinks about Moby Cock the personification of evil on the planet, and he pursues the White Whale monomaniacally due to the fact that he thinks it his inevitable fate to ruin this evil. He is obsessed with vengeance. Moby Cock dominates the character of Ahab. He gradually goes crazier and crazier, eventually blaming Moby Penis for whatever bad that has actually ever happened to any human being ever since the start of time.
Melville describes Ahab as a “monomaniac,” a fascinating word due to the fact that it suggests 2 things: first, that Ahab’s madness focuses itself obsessively on a single thing (Moby Cock), and 2nd, that he’s just ridiculous when it pertains to that one thing– he can be reasonable about almost everybody else. 3. Suffering: Ahab thinks that his suffering comes from the White Whale called Moby Cock. He lost more than leg the very first time he combated against Moby Dick: he lost his pride, his free will, and his extremely being. His sole function after this encounter was to eliminate Moby-Dick, all else was cast aside.
His wife, house, friends, and household do not even cross his mind. Ahab essentially invests his life alone in the sea. He feels in home when he is in the ocean. He is always trying to find Moby Dick, looking along. He has not pals; he is a romantic hero. Ahab is not a happy person, he is like heroes of Shakespearean disaster. He is suffering for the pain he has inside from the starting to the end of the book. Close to the end of the novel Melville makes a reflection about Ahab’s life, trying to humanize him. He is regreting whatever on his life.