Moby-Dick Questions Chapters 118 and 119: How will the Pequod navigate without

  1. How will the Pequod navigate without her quadrant? What is Ahab upset?
  2. Which of the whaling boats is damaged in the typhoon? What are “elbowed lances of fire”? (Pg. 413)
  3. What are the Candles” that are referenced throughout chapter 119?
  4. Why do Stubb and Ahab take the fires to be good omens?
  5. At the end of chapter 119, a fourth “candle” is lit. What is it and how is it lit?
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