Moby-Dick Questions Chapter 53 and 54: What is the result of Radney’s threats

  • What is the result of Radney’s threats to Steelkilt?
  • What condition does Steelkilt place on the obedience of the crewmen who have joined him?
  • How is Steelkilt finally captured?
  • What happens to Radney at the end of Ishmael’s story?
  • Why could this story be considered a “spoiler? For the rest of the novel? When is this story told, chronologically, in respect to the action aboard the Pequod? What inference can be drawn from the tale?
  • How is it that Ishmael, who was not even aboard the Town-Ho, knows Steelkilt’s story so well?
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