Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 73 “Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale . . . “ and Chapter 74: “The Sperm Whale’s Head—Contrasted View”

  • Summarize Stubb and Flask’s impressions of Fedallah. Explain why they think this way.
  • Why does the Pequod hunt the right whale?
  • What about the whale’s head makes Ishmael say that we should subtilize our minds rather than “enlarge” them? What does he mean?
  • How does Ishmael describe the inside of the sperm whale’s mouth?


Asked on 03.06.2017 in English Literature.
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