Moby-Dick Questions Chapters 80 and 81: How do the Pequod’s harpooners manage
- How do the Pequod’s harpooners manage to catch the contested whale?
- Why does a harpooned whale not simply dive deeper to escape the hunters by pulling their boast under water?
- What is found when the whale is cut open?
- What happens when Queequeg tries to cut the whale’s body loose form the ship?
- Why does the Pequod not join the chase for the second whale?
- Explain the last line in Chapter Eighty-one: “Oh! Many are the fin-backs, and many are the derricks, my friend.” (Pg. 299)