Moby-Dick Questions Chapter 132 and 133: What makes the dialogue in chapter 132 unique

  1. What makes the dialogue in chapter 132 unique, as opposed to the rest of the novel?
  2. Who is the first to spot Moby Dick? Why is this important?
  3. What does Melville compare Moby Dick to on page 447?
  4. Where does the whale reappear after he dives?
  5. Why are Ahab and his crew unable to attack Moby Dick as he chew on their boat?
  6. Why do the other boats not attack the whale after Ahab’s boat is destroyed?
  7. How are Ahab and his crew allowed to escape being killed by the thrashing whale?
  8. How many casualties does Moby Dick inflict on the Pequod’s crew during their first encounter?
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