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What was 'Moby Dick'?

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There are many who debate this. Some believe the name refers to the Whales place of origin the isles of mocha and dik. However Melville did not name his whale Mocha Dick and thank god for that could you imagine all the contemporary papers that would have been wirtten on the white man's fear of the African American phaleus. I will state the answer is more obvious. Moby is simply from word mob a shortening of mobile a moving organized unit and and dick which origins mean powerful. Moby Dick is simply moving power.

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"Moby Dick" is a novel written by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. The book follows the journey of Captain Ahab as he seeks revenge on the giant white whale, Moby Dick, who had previously mauled him and severed one of his legs. The novel explores themes of obsession, fate, and the destructive nature of revenge.

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Moby Dick was written by Herman Melville. It is the story of a man's whaling voyage. It contains many examples of alliteration, allusion, similes, andmetaphors. It also presents an ironic argument against Transcendentalism and the power of man.

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12y ago

Moby Dick is based on Herman Melville's sea experiences/adventures.

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he was a white sperm whale who was quite large. sperm whales are very rarely found in white this only happens if they are albino and it is incredibly rare.

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Moby Dick was the white whale that Captain Ahab recklessly pursued in Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale" .

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Moby Dick is the great white whale in the novel by Herman Melville. So, Moby Dick is a character in a book.

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A sperm whale.

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