Discussion questions – Moby-Dick: The Pequod has several gams at sea

  1. The Pequod has several gams at sea. Define a “gam” and discuss the importance of any one gam that occurs during the course of the novel.
  2.  Why does Ahab want to kill the White Whale?
  3. Describe Ahab’s physical appearance and discuss how this adds to the impression of the character.
  4. Stubb is usually thought of as a carefree, fun-loving guy. Describe what you think of him and use scenes from the novel to ilustrate your impression.
  5. What is Fedallah’s role in the novel?
  6.  Discuss the following as symbols: the White Whale, Queequeg’s coffin, and Father Mapple’s pulpit.
  7. How does Father Mapple’s sermon set the tone for the novel?
Asked on 01.06.2017 in English Literature.
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