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Ch 8: Moby-Dick Quotes

About This Chapter

Use this study guide chapter to review important quotes from ''Moby-Dick'' for upcoming exams, homework assignments, essays and more. You can access the chapter's lessons and quizzes at any time that's convenient.

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Anyone who needs help analyzing significant quotes from the novel Moby-Dick will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to study quotes pertaining to the novel's major themes and characters. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in analyzing significant Moby-Dick quotes
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Moby-Dick quotes for a standard literature course. The chapter examines quotes pertaining to the following characters and themes:

  • Nature and the sea
  • The White Whale
  • God, religion and fate
  • Revenge and obsession
  • Ishmael, Queequeg, Starbuck and Pip
  • Elijah and Fedallah

14 Lessons in Chapter 8: Moby-Dick Quotes
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Quotes about Nature in Moby-Dick

1. Quotes about Nature in Moby-Dick

In this lesson we discover several quotes pertaining to nature in 'Moby-Dick', how these quotes function in the context of religion, wealth, and the physical make-up of the whale.

Quotes About the Sea in Moby-Dick

2. Quotes About the Sea in Moby-Dick

In this lesson, we learn that Herman Melville describes the sea in ''Moby-Dick'' with detailed imagery, often relying on poetic language. We also discover to whom Ishmael believes the sea belongs, and why he chooses to work as a sailor.

Quotes about the White Whale in Moby-Dick

3. Quotes about the White Whale in Moby-Dick

In this lesson, we will examine quotes about the White Whale from Herman Melville's ''Moby-Dick,'' which is the story of a legendary whale and the whaling captain that is obsessed with capturing him.

Quotes about Religion in Moby-Dick

4. Quotes about Religion in Moby-Dick

'Moby Dick' is the story of a ship's captain who is set on capturing the great whale named Moby Dick. In this lesson, we look at quotes about religion to better understand its place in the novel.

Quotes about God in Moby-Dick

5. Quotes about God in Moby-Dick

This lesson will examine references to God in Herman Melville's 1851 novel ''Moby-Dick'' and discuss some ways in which the white whale may represent God.

Quotes on Fate in Moby-Dick

6. Quotes on Fate in Moby-Dick

In Herman Melville's 'Moby-Dick', fate plays a major role in selecting the crew and determining the outcome of Captain Ahab's obsessive hunt for Moby Dick. This lesson examines some examples.

Quotes about Revenge in Moby-Dick

7. Quotes about Revenge in Moby-Dick

Herman Melville's novel ''Moby Dick'' is a great novel that follows the crew on the Pequod in search of the great whale, Moby Dick. Captain Ahab's obsession with revenge fuels the story's plot. In this lesson, we will analyze several quotes centered on revenge.

Quotes About Obsession in Moby-Dick

8. Quotes About Obsession in Moby-Dick

In Herman Melville's ''Moby-Dick,'' Captain Ahab's obsession with hunting and killing the White Whale has taken over his life. In this lesson, we will examine the theme of obsession by looking at quotes from the novel.

Ishmael Quotes in Moby-Dick

9. Ishmael Quotes in Moby-Dick

Melville's ''Moby-Dick'' is narrated by Ishmael, who keeps the reader informed about whales, the Pequod, and the questions that occupy his mind. This lesson looks at some of his key quotes and puts them in context of the broader themes of the book.

Queequeg Quotes & Sayings in Moby-Dick

10. Queequeg Quotes & Sayings in Moby-Dick

Though he doesn't have many lines, Queequeg is a vital character in Melville's ''Moby Dick'', shaping the way we see its narrator, Ishmael, and the novel's overarching themes. This lesson will review some notable quotes by and about Queequeg.

First Mate Starbuck Quotes in Moby-Dick

11. First Mate Starbuck Quotes in Moby-Dick

In this lesson, you'll learn about the character Starbuck in 'Moby-Dick' and discover why Starbuck, the first mate of the Pequod, does not approve of hunting Moby-Dick but ultimately feels he must commit to the voyage.

Pip Quotes in Moby-Dick

12. Pip Quotes in Moby-Dick

In this lesson, we learn that Pip is a sailor on the Pequod, loves life, is tender-hearted and smart, but not the most capable of whalers. We also learn how Melville shows his criticism of capitalism and slavery through Pip in 'Moby-Dick'.

Elijah in Moby-Dick: Prophecy & Quotes

13. Elijah in Moby-Dick: Prophecy & Quotes

In chapter 19 of 'Moby-Dick', a mysterious figure, Elijah, prophesies doom for all who join Captain Ahab aboard the 'Pequod'. This lesson explains the significance of Elijah's prophecy, and analyzes quotes related to it.

Fedallah in Moby-Dick: Prophecy & Quotes

14. Fedallah in Moby-Dick: Prophecy & Quotes

Fedallah in 'Moby-Dick' is a strange and mysterious character who advises Captain Ahab. Using quotes from Fedallah and others, we'll study his description, his role on the ship, and the crew's perception of him. We'll also learn about the prophecy he makes to Ahab.

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