Moby-Dick - Ahab

Ahab is God, man, nature, and cyborg warrior. ...Is he not a cyborg? Huh. Imagine that. Click on this video to find out what Ahab is actually all about. Ten bucks says it’s hokey-pokey related.

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crazy angry faces Yeah i love that You asked what

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his relationship is with god and man in nature because

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they have is god and he is man And he

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is nature hump the way we learned about a habits

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through metaphors he's always described as something else he's described

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as a king you know from the bible that king

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a had that's where he gets his name was this

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king from the bible who wanted something really but he's

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in the jezebel chapters he wanted something so badly he

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did anything he could to get it It was terrible

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And then he ends up regretting it and we're like

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okay yeah have wants something pretty bad lease Is he

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going to regret it So they have is a king

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on they have is also compared to god and jesus

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he himself says like who is above me I don't

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know the exact quote But he basically thinks he's the

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highest of the high and there's just a lot of

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imagery throughout that comparison to god into jesus he's compared

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to the devil So i got the devil again We

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see melville's explorations religion um he's compared to a ship

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like words like dismasted are used to describe him as

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a person and he is compared to a whale Actually

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you know when moby dick took his leg off he

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now has like this whale bone peg leg And so

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he actually is like part whale So uh in the

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end no matter what they have is compared to the

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most important feature of his character is that he is

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unswervingly devoted to getting moby dick He wants to prove

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that no matter what god says no matter what the

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fates say no matter what the world tells him and

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his you know shipmates he's going to get this male

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and he's gonna find his his white whale And again

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we have this just fierce freewill trying to fight against

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any sort of predestination Who is a happy What is

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a halves relationship with god man and nature What does 00:02:21.5 --> [endTime] a have represent in the novel No