Study Guide

Moby-Dick Chapter 116: The Dying Whale

By Herman Melville

Chapter 116: The Dying Whale

  • The next day, the crew of the Pequod kills four whales.
  • Ahab personally slays one of them.
  • Ahab watches the whale’s death throes as it instinctively turns its head toward the sun and marvels, almost worshipping it.