Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 30 “The Pipe” and Chapter 31 “Queen Mab

  • What new impression of Ahab do you get in this chapter? For what reason did he smoke and what does it mean that he discards his pipe?
  • To what does Ishmael compare Ahab in this chapter?
  • Summarize Stubb’s dream and what he learns from it.
  • Why is Ahab a pyramid in the dream? What does that suggest about him and about Stubb’s attempt to kick him?
  • In what ways is the merman a reflection of both Ahab and Stubb?


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