Moby-Dick Questions Chapter 134 and 135: Why does Ahab take to the mast head


  1. Why does Ahab take to the mast head on the second day of the chase?
  2. How is the white whale finally spotted on the second day? How are the whale and its actions described?
  3. How does the whale react to the approach of the Pequod’s boats?
  4. On the second day, three harpoons are successfully attached to the whale. Why do the crew cut the lines?
  5. Once again, Moby Dick successfully disables one of the Pequod’s boats. Whose and how? What happens to Ahab?
  6. How many casualties does the white whale inflict on the second lowering and how?
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