Moby-Dick Questions Chapters 26-31: Although Starbuck is as brave as any man, what does he fear
1. Although Starbuck is as brave as any man, what does he fear?
2. In Melville’s tribute to man at the end of Chapter XXVI, what is the source of the common man’s “august dignity?”
3. Who are the three mates’ harpooners, respectively?
4. How is Tashtego both like and unlike his ancestors?
5. To what animal is Daggoo compared and why is that simile appropriate?
6. What is an “isolato”?
7. “Ahab stood before them with a crucifixion in his face.” Explain the meaning of this description.
8. In what way is Ahab like a bare, old oak that sends out a few green sprouts?