what did the whale symbolize in Moby Dick

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Please write a short paragraph explaining the significance of the whale in the book

Apr 6th, 2015

The White Whale in Moby Dick is one of the most well known symbols in American literature. To everyone, it represents something else; to Starbuck- moby dick is just another whale , except that he is very dangerous.  The captain, due to losing an arm to the whale, sees it as a great prize in both glory and sperm oil but wants to leave the whale alone. To Ahab, the whale is an embodiment of evil. 


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