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As it is seen in the Bible under Leviticus 2419-21 If a man injures his neighbor just as he has done so it shall be done to him fracture for fracture eye for eye tooth for tooth just as he has injured a man so it shall be inflicted on him Thus the one who kills an animal shall make it good but the one who kills a man shall be put to death This is mans view towards taking revenge against each other But what happens when it isnt man or woman who has caused the injury What if its something much larger and far more dangerous than a mere human being How does man react to that In referring to said quote above it should be put to death Such is the case in Herman Melvilles Moby Dick In this story a crazed captain named Ahab leads his crew of whale hunters on a suicide voyage in search for the elusive whale Moby Dick who severed his leg to the point of amputation Ahabs true intentions hidden from the clueless crew as demented captain searches for his new nemesis As this book shows with the character Ahab mans monomaniacal thirst for revenge after a personal injury can result in disaster and the loss of the appreciation for the complexities of man versus nature and the nature of man First of all the main character that experiences this thirst for seeking revenge is none other than the notorious Captain Ahab Ahab is the old embittered captain of the Pequod On his most recent journey out into the ocean in order to do his job as a whaler Ahab loses his leg to the most elusive whale in the sea Moby Dick After remaining out of sight on his return to the city of Nantucket Ahab abruptly appears on the day of the Pequods launch Hes a queer man Captain Ahab--so some think--but a
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