Moby-Dick Questions Chapters 59 and 60: Who initially spots the “strange spectre”


1. Who initially spots the “strange spectre” in the ocean? (Pg. 230) What is it though to be? 2. Why does the spectre turn out to be? 3. Why does Starbuck say, “Almost rather had I seen Moy Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!” (Pg. 230)? 4. What leads Ishmael to believe that squid comprises the main diet of the sperm whale? 5. Why does the whale-line contain less tar than a standard rope? 6. What makes the whale-line so dangerous to the men in the boats

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