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The Malicious Captain The personification of evil is seen in Captain Ahab Through the adventure of Captain Ahab in his search of Moby Dick it describes the battle between the evil powers of the devil against the good powers of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior The devil is seen in Ahab and Jesus is seen in Moby Dick The whole battle revolves around the voyage and crew of the Pequod The tale begins with an inlander of Massachusetts who succumbs to the urge to go to the sea Ishmael does not want to go as a passenger nor as an officer both of which roles he disdains but as an ordinary seaman Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth whenever it is a damp drizzly November in my soul whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me that requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street and methodically knocking peoples hats off-then I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can Loomings pg11 He has never minded being ordered about because he knows that everyone in the world is a slave to someone or to something else Its a cold December night when Ishmael arrives in the whaling port of New Bedford He takes a room at the Spouter-Inn where he must share a bed with a Polynesian harpooner Queequeg He is a frightening figure with multiple tattoos and a reputation for being a cannibal I was all eagerness to see his face but kept it averted for some time while employed in unlacing the bags mouth This accomplished however he turned round-when good heavens what a sight Such a face It was of a dark purplish yellow color here and there stuck over with
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