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Ishmael the narrator tells how he abandoned his life in Manhattan as a schoolteacher for the excitement of a whaling ship He wanted to try something new because was tired of life on land and wanted to see what the life at sea was like So he signed onto a ship with his new friend Queequeg Queequeg was an excellent whaler and would be a perfect guide for Ishmael Ishmael on the other hand was never ready to go on this trip He didnt expect the hardship and duties that would be appointed to him The ship that they were going on was called the Pequod The Pequods captain was Ahab who had only one goal for the ship and its mates To kill Moby Dick who had bit off Ahab leg in his last encounter Ever since Ahab had wanted vengeance on it There are lots of conflicts in this book One of the conflicts is between Starbuck and Ahab Starbuck thinks that Ahab is man that he is sentencing everyone to death Starbuck all through the book tries to change Ahabs mind about going on to kill Moby Dick but Ahab doesnt listen One time Starbuck was about to murder Ahab but he didnt Another conflict in the book is between Ishmael and himself Ishmael wanted to see what he really was He wanted to know if he was truly a harpooner inside because he feels he doesnt want to be a teacher all his life The last and probably the most important conflict is Moby Dick versus Ahab and his men Ahab encountered this monster three days and fought the whale every encounter This was a tiring time for the harpooners because they were against a monster that was thousands of time bigger than they wereThe complication of this book was that Moby Dick was so huge compared to the men on the Pequod It will be a very difficult for them
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