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Who owns the "Pequod" in "Moby Dick?no

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m16flykid | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 16, 2008 at 9:55 AM via web

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Who owns the "Pequod" in "Moby Dick?


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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 16, 2008 at 11:27 AM (Answer #1)

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The owners are Quaker businessmen named Bildad and Peleg. They are both strict owners and tell Ishmael about Captain Ahab. Although the Quakers were pacifists and whaling was an extremely violent occupation, Melville writes that Bildad, had probably“ long since come to the sage and sensible conclusion that a man’s religion is one thing, and this practical world quite another.”Thus they sign both Ishmael and Queequeg, a non-Christian who is and excellent harpooner to the crew of the Pequod.


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abartucci | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 14, 2008 at 4:22 AM (Answer #3)

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Bildad and Peleg

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