Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Moby Dick - Background Characters


Main Characters:
  • Ahab - tyrannical captain (pictured) of the Pequod.
  • Elijah - named for the Biblical prophet, Elijah.
  • Ishmael - wandering sailor.
  • Moby Dick - giant, albino Sperm whale & the main antagonist.
Mates:
  • Flask - third mate of the Pequod.
  • Starbuck - young first mate of the Pequod.
  • Stubb - second mate of the Pequod.
Harpooneers:
  • Daggoo - harpooneer on Flask's boat.
  • Fedallah - harpooneer on Ahab's boat.
  • Queequeg - harpooneer on Starbuck's boat.
  • Tashtego - harpooneer on Stubb's boat.
Other notable characters:
  • Carpenter - Carpenter of the Pequod.
  • Dough-Boy - steward of the ship.
  • Fleece - Cook on the Pequod.
  • Perth - Blacksmith on the Pequod.
  • Pip - ship-keeper of the Pequod; nicknamed "Pippin," or "Pip" for short.
Image by petesimon (cc)
Tags: Ahab - Elijah - Ishmael - Moby Dick - Pequod - Sperm Whale

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