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Moby-Dick Study Guide

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Check out our ''Moby-Dick'' Study Guide course to review the most important literary elements from Herman Melville's classic novel. The course's engaging lessons and quizzes can strengthen your understanding of the novel's themes, characters and chapters for homework, class assignments and exams.
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10 chapters in Moby-Dick Study Guide

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Ch 1. Moby-Dick Historical & Literary Context {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[311637].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Herman Melville: Biography, Works & Style Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2699].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2699].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Herman Melville: Moby-Dick Summary and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2296].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2296].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Is Moby-Dick Based on a True Story? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311639].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311639].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Moby-Dick & The True Story of the Essex Whaleship Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311641].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311641].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Moby-Dick's Publication & Critical Reception Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311643].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311643].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Moby-Dick Adaptations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311645].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311645].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Moby-Dick Book Genre Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311647].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311647].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Meaning of the Title Moby Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311649].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311649].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Moby-Dick Vocabulary Words & Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311651].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311651].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Revenge in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Death in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311681].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311681].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Madness in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311683].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311683].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Fate vs Free Will in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311685].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311685].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Color White in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311687].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311687].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Theme of Duty in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311689].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311689].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Theme of Friendship in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311691].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311691].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Masculinity & Sexual Identity in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Figurative Language in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311697].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311697].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Narrator & Point of View in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311699].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311699].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Moby-Dick as an Allegory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311701].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311701].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Moby-Dick as a Hero's Journey & Holy Grail Quest Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311703].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311703].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Irony in Moby-Dick: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Biblical Allusions & References in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Captain Ahab's Death in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311709].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311709].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Foreshadowing in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311711].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311711].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Moby-Dick Symbols & Meanings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311715].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311715].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Moby-Dick as a Symbol of Nature Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311717].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311717].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Moby-Dick as a Symbol of God Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311719].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311719].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Leviathan Symbolism in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311721].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311721].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Symbolism of the Pequod Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311723].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311723].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Symbolism of Queequeg's Coffin Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311725].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311725].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What does Ahab's Peg Leg Symbolize? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311727].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311727].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Symbolism of Starbuck in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311729].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311729].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Ishmael in Moby-Dick: Character Analysis & Symbolism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311733].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311733].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - White Whale in Moby-Dick: Symbolism, Meaning & Metaphor Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311735].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311735].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Captain Ahab in Moby Dick: Character Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11382].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11382].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Ishmael & Captain Ahab: Relationship & Comparison Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311737].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311737].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Captain Ahab & the White Whale in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311739].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311739].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Queequeg in Moby-Dick: Character Analysis & Death Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311741].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311741].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Ishmael & Queequeg's Friendship in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311743].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311743].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - First Mate Starbuck in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311745].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311745].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Stubb in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311747].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311747].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Flask in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311749].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311749].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Harpooners in Moby-Dick: Tashtego & Daggoo Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311751].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311751].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Pip in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311753].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311753].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Fedallah the Parsee in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311757].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311757].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Captain Peleg & Captain Bildad in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311759].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311759].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Father Mapple in Moby-Dick: Sermon & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311761].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311761].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Captain Boomer in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311763].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311763].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Minor Characters in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311765].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311765].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Quotes about Nature in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311771].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311771].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Quotes About the Sea in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311773].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311773].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Quotes about the White Whale in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311775].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311775].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Quotes about Religion in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311777].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311777].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Quotes about God in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311779].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311779].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Quotes on Fate in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311781].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311781].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Quotes about Revenge in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311783].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311783].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Quotes About Obsession in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311785].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311785].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Ishmael Quotes in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311787].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311787].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Queequeg Quotes & Sayings in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311789].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311789].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - First Mate Starbuck Quotes in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311791].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311791].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Pip Quotes in Moby-Dick Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311793].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311793].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Elijah in Moby-Dick: Prophecy & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311795].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311795].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Fedallah in Moby-Dick: Prophecy & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311797].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311797].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Moby-Dick Etymology & Extracts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311801].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311801].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Moby-Dick Chapter 1-9 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311803].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311803].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Moby-Dick Chapter 10-21 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311805].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311805].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Moby-Dick Chapter 22-31 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311807].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311807].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Moby-Dick Chapter 32-40 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311809].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311809].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Moby-Dick Chapter 31-47 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Moby-Dick Chapter 48-54 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311813].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311813].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Moby-Dick Chapter 55-65 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311815].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311815].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Moby-Dick Chapter 66-73 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311817].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311817].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Moby-Dick Chapter 74-81 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311819].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311819].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Moby-Dick Chapter 82-92 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311821].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311821].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Moby-Dick Chapter 93-101 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Moby-Dick Chapter 102-114 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311825].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311825].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Moby-Dick Chapter 115-125 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Moby-Dick Chapter 126-132 Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Moby-Dick Chapter 133-135 & Epilogue Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[311831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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