Moby Dick by Herman Meville is
known to be one of the greatest masterpiece in American Literature.
It does deserve all
appreciation and honour from us.
Ishmael, the narrator of the story,
introduces himself and talks of his fascination of sea. With the aim of joining
a crew he goes to Nantucket where he meets a strange cannibal, Queequeg and they
become friends. Both of them enlist themselves on Pequod, a ship owned by three
captains. They are: Peleg, Bildad, and Ahab.
During the course of the story, other
characters are also introduced. He comes to know that Ahab’s mission of sailing
into the sea is purely to have his revenge over Moby Dick, a white whale who
tore his one leg. The plot unfolds with various descriptions of the sea and
loads of information on whales. The story has a tragic end when the Pequod is
shattered to pieces by Moby Dick and Ishmael turns out to be the sole survivor
of the crew.