Study Guide

In the Heart of the Sea Characters

By Nathaniel Philbrick

Owen Chase

Owen Chase is one of the trickiest guys to understand in the whole of In the Heart of the Sea. On...

Captain George Pollard Jr.

Let's be real: George Pollard Jr. was probably never meant to head a whaleship. He's more Captain...

Thomas Nickerson

It's easy to forget that Thomas Nickerson is only fourteen years old when he joins the crew of...

Owen Coffin

Though he meets a gruesome and untimely end (in the bellies of his uncle and best friends, no...

The Crew of the Essex

There are a lot of guys on the Essex who don't exactly become main characters, but they're still...