Moby-Dick Kitap Özeti - Moby-Dick By Herman Melville Kimdir? Herman Melville Hakkında
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville kitap özeti
The story begins with Ishmael heading out to find a whaling vessel tojoin. On his way to Nantucket, the first American City of whaling, hemeets a harpooning savage named Queequeg, and the two become quickfriends. They find their ship, the Peqoud, and despite ominouswarnings, and absence of the captain, they board with the rest.
However,things are not what they seem, because when the head of the boat,Captain Ahab, make his first appearance, there is something troublingabout him. Things become even more clearly wrong when Ahab gives voiceto his desire: he wishes to hunt down the White Whale, Moby Dick, thewhale that took his leg, and kill him. All other desires in him aresecond to that, and nothing can prevent him from achieving his goal.The majority of his crew is all for the adventure, although one man,the chief mate Starbuck, is worried about its eventual end.
ThePeqoud sails over foreign seas, in order to reach the equator, a knownhangout of Moby Dick, at the right season. They meet various crafts,and some ships have stories to tell of the White Whale; their storiesdescribe only death and destruction; Moby-Dick is unable to be killedby human hands, an immortal creature. Moby Dick takes on mythicalovertones, as an avenging angel, and even possibly God himself. Theship goes about the regular business of whaling, and in betweenchapters of the story, Ishmael takes up instructing his reader on theprocess of killing whales and processing it for oil, the persistence ofwhales in our culture, and even biology lessons on their physicalnatures.
Finally they approach their intended destination. Witheach ship they pass, they come closer and closer to finding Moby Dick,and Ahab is driven further into madness. He creates a weapon out ofsteel, blessed by harpooner’s blood, for the specific purpose ofkilling the whale, and he ignores the pleas of help from another ship,trying to find it’s lost men.
Moby Dick is seen at last. Thehunt spans over three days, and after it is done, the entire crew ofthe Peqoud, save one, has been killed. The ship is sunk, thewhale-boats destroyed, and Ahab himself is yanked to his death by thevery iron he himself forged. Only Ishmael survives, to be picked up byanother vessel; only he is left to tell the tale.