Moby dick quarter deck summary
by Herman Melville. Chapter Enter Ahab; to him, Stubb. Starbuck has also heard of Moby Dick—and he’s heard that Moby Dick is the whale that took off Ahab’s leg.
Description:He includes quotations from various writings on the whale, adding that others might be able to revise this draft of a classification system. He notes that the dependence of whalers upon one another for successful hunting and therefore wages begets its own discipline, and that a whaling ship is less hierarchical than other vessels. Nevertheless, many captains make a great show of their rank. In fact, Ishmael admits that it can be hard to see exactly what is remarkable about Ahab: Meals are a rigid affair over which Ahab presides: After the officers finish eating, the table is relaid for the harpooners, who eat heartily, intimidating the cook with their voraciousness.