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Characters that show + Evidence

DETERMINATION

1. Captain Ahab
a. Determined to find and kill Moby Dick for his revenge for the loss of his leg
b. Refuses to help Captain Gardiner to look for his missing boat with his son inside
because he doesn’t want to lost a day sailing
c. Captain Ahab said he would only feel free and have self-satisfaction if the white
whale has been killed
2. Starbuck
a. He insists to change the oil barrel even though Captain Ahab opposes it at the first
place, but at last he agreed to do so
3. Ishmael
a. Able to endure 3 days on sea before being rescued after the deadly battle
b. Still wants to be a whaler on board the Pequod after being warned by Elijah that
Captain Ahab is a devil and he has devil’s helper
c. He is willing to challenge himself to go whaling which is a risky task despite being a
former sailor

COURAGE/BRAVERY

1. Ishmael
a. Able to endure 3 days on sea before being rescued after the deadly battle
b. Still wants to be a whaler on board the Pequod after being warned by Elijah that
Captain Ahab is a devil and he has devil’s helper
c. He is willing to challenge himself to go whaling which is a risky task despite being a
former sailor
d. Able to face with whale & sharks attacks every time they go whaling
e. He finally joins with Captain Ahab in the last fight with Moby Dick
2. Starbuck
a. Opposed Captain Ahab’s decision to continue the voyage even though he was
threatened to be killed with a gun

HATRED/REVENGE/ANGER

1. Captain Ahab
a. wanted to kill Moby Dick who took his leg
b. Refuses to stop the ship to do some repairing on the barrels. He does not want to
lose a day sailing in the term of looking for Moby Dick
c. Will try to kill anyone who change the direction of Pequod
d. Don’t want to help Captain Gardiner to find his child because he is too obsses to find
Moby Dick to seek his revenge
e. Offers gold to anyone who first spots Moby Dick
RATIONAL THINKING/ SENSITIVITY TOWARDS OTHERS/ RESPONSIBILITY

1. Starbuck
a. He pleaded with Captain Ahab to stop the ship to change the leaking oil barrels
because the oil is the crew’s source of income
b. He saved Pip by cutting the rope who has fallen into the sea & even forego the
whale which has swarm away very fast
c. He tried to kill Captain Ahab with a gun but didn’t do it as he thinks that a boat cant
cruise without a captain
d. Tells Captain Ahab to pace up & down on board the ship every night when the
others’ fast asleep, he’s the one who daringly asks him to stop doing it so he’ll not
wake up the crew
e. Tells Captain Ahab to turn back the Pequod so that everyone can meet their family
again

LOYALTY

1. Ishmael
a. He accompany Queequeg when he’s sick after changing the oil barrels
b. He’s willing to risk everything to fulfill Queequeg’s wish by making a coffin for him
when Queequeg’s illness gets worst
c. He makes friends with Queequeg easily in spite of Queequeg’s strange appearance
even though Queequeq’s face and big body is covered with black tattoo lines,
wearing only a strange skirt, Ishmael doesn’t have any problem to be friend with him
d. Still obey Captain Ahab orders even though Captain Ahab is taking them to a suicide
mission

COOPERATION

1. Captain Ahab & Fedallah’s Crew


a. Fedallah’s crew helps Captain Ahab to find and hunt Moby Dick
2. The crew of the Pequod & Captain Ahab
a. Starbuck asked Captain Ahab to stop the ship so that the men can change the oil
barrels. Even though he was reluctant at first, he finally gave the order to do so and
the crew immediately carry it out
b. They crew followed Captain Ahab to the end during their fight with Moby Dick & lost
their lives