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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.
|Ishmael||Ishmael is the narrator of the story. Read More|
|Captain Ahab||Captain Ahab is the mysterious and obsessed captain of the Pequod. Read More|
|Moby Dick||Moby Dick is an old sperm whale and—according to Captain Ahab—the embodiment of evil. Read More|
|Queequeg||Queequeg is Ishmael's friend and Starbuck's harpooner. Read More|
|Starbuck||Starbuck is the first mate of the Pequod. Read More|
|Stubb||Stubb is the pipe-smoking second mate of the Pequod. He is from Cape Cod and is jolly and careless. Read More|
|Flask||Flask is the third mate of the Pequod. He is from Martha's Vineyard and feels that it is his personal mission to kill whales. Read More|
|Captain Bildad||Captain Bildad is a Quaker and retired whaling captain. He is one of the owners of the Pequod.|
|Captain Boomer||Captain Boomer is the captain of the whaling ship Samuel Enderby. He has a whalebone arm as a result of an encounter with Moby Dick.|
|Daggoo||Daggoo is an African harpooner assigned to Flask's boat.|
|Dough Boy||Dough Boy is the steward aboard the Pequod.|
|Elijah||Elijah is a mysterious man who confronts Ishmael and Queequeg in Nantucket, warning them about Captain Ahab.|
|Father Mapple||Father Mapple is the minister at the Whaleman's Chapel in New Bedford. He is a former whaleman and a powerful preacher.|
|Fedallah||Fedallah is Ahab's personal harpooner, whom Ahab smuggles on board along with his personal whaleboat crew.|
|Fleece||Fleece is the cook aboard the Pequod.|
|Gabriel||Gabriel is a member of the crew of the whaleship Jeroboam, who prophesies that harming Moby Dick, an incarnation of God, will bring bad fortune.|
|Captain Peleg||Captain Peleg is a Quaker and retired whaling captain. He is one of the owners of the Pequod.|
|Perth||Perth is the blacksmith aboard the Pequod.|
|Pip||Pip is a young African American boy who is abandoned at sea for a time. The experience leaves him both "an idiot" and a prophet.|
|Tashtego||Tashtego is a Native American harpooner assigned to Stubb's boat.|