Moby-Dick - Chapters 111-115 Summary & Analysis

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As the ship sails into the Pacific Ocean, Ishmael voices a certain amount of relief and comfort. Ahab, however, is still disturbed by the fact the White Whale is still alive and swims in the very sea he sails on. The next chapter tells of the blacksmith, a man who came to whaling after he lost his family because of his drinking problem. In the following chapter, Ahab has this blacksmith forge him a special harpoon meant only for Moby Dick.

Nearing the Japanese hunting ground, the crew is kept busy with whales. Ishmael describes the tranquil times spent sitting in the boats waiting for whales to resurface. Soon the Pequod meets another ship, The Bachelor that is gaily adorned and reverberates with the sound of rejoicing. The ship is bursting with sperm oil and on its way home. As the Pequod and Bachelor pass...

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