In the novel Moby Dick, Ishmael is saved while the rest of the Pequod’s crew die at sea.
There is a specific point in the theme of the novel where each crew member sealed their
fate. These thematic reasons make sense at the end of the novel.
The Pequod’s crew dies because of the pledge they made to Ahab. They put their
lives on the line to capture the White Whale. At the
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will be entered back
into the “joint stock company,” even though Queequeg will die.
Melville’s ultimate point regarding Ahab’s concept of the human condition is that
maybe it is God who compels us to do the things we do and that we do not control our
own decisions. God may have us predestined for riches, glory, or sorrow. Ahab sees
now, if this is true, there is nothing he or anyone can do