In this section of 'Moby-Dick', Melville segues from Ishmael's discussion of the skeletal system of whales to an explanation about Ahab's leg. Your Cart is Empty. Cancel before and your credit card will not be charged. Chapters of Melville's 'Moby-Dick' cover various points, such as the parts of whales, techniques in hunting whales, whaling laws, as well as some excitement for Ishmael and the crew of the Pequod. In Chapter 68, Ishmael writes at length about the whale's skin. Since leaving the island, he has become extremely skilled with the harpoon. Bryan Cowing Bryan is a freelance writer who specializes in literature.
Later on, the crew comes across another ship with a crazy man onboard who thinks he is an angel named Gabriel.
Moby-Dick Chapter 66-73 Summary & Analysis
Peleg served as first mate under Ahab on the Pequod before obtaining his own command, and is responsible for all her whalebone embellishment. Although he is not an educated man, Stubb is remarkably articulate, and during whale hunts keeps up an imaginative patter reminiscent of that of some characters in Shakespeare. Retain What You Learn: Tutoring Solution 11th Grade English: The character Elijah named for the Biblical prophet Elijahwho is also referred to in the King James Bible as Eliason learning that Ishmael and Queequeg have signed onto Ahab's ship, asks, "Anything down there about your souls?