Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Illustrations by Rockwell Kent, Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (Video Slideshow)



Moby Dick the novel by Herman Melville.
Illustrations by Rockwell Kent.
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Herman Melville - Johann Sebastian Bach - Moby Dick - Rockwell Kent - Video Slideshow
Posted by Cetacographer.

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