Captain Ahab's Obsession In Moby Dick

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Obsession is caused by numerous things. Once obsession has it’s grip on someone, it’s likely to never let go, consuming that person’s every thought, every action, and, possibly, entire life. Captain Ahab, the main character from the movie, Moby Dick, is a clear victim of obsession. He seeks the harshest revenge on a great, white whale called Moby Dick. Ahab’s obsession is caused by pride which is illustrated by Starbuck’s thoughts of murdering Ahab, the many difficulties of the crew, and countless deaths.
Google states the definition of pride as “a feeling, deep pleasure, or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements,” but what happens when one’s pride is fractured? Ahabs’ pride was fractured the day Moby Dick tore off his leg. Since
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