Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Moby-Dick - Study Guide

Herman Melville's classic novel Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is one of the best works of American Literature. Our study guide is designed to help teachers and students better understand the story, its historical context, and explore what makes it an epic tale.

The book: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale; Character Analysis & Summary; Genre & Themes; Etymology & Extracts; Quotes, Discussion Questions; Useful Links; and Notes/Teacher Comments

Moby-Dick harpoonist Queequeg
Queequeg, the harpoonist

Character Analysis & Summary

Moby-Dick bit the boat in two
Bit the Boat in Two, Page 510

Genre & Themes

Moby-Dick etymology

Etymology & Extracts

Moby-Dick: Chapter 8 - The Pulpit
Chapter 8: The Pulpit


Herman Melville biography
Herman Melville

Discussion Questions

Moby-Dick: Chapter 19: The Prophet
Chapter 19: The Prophet

Teacher Resources
A Teacher's Work Is Never Done

Notes/Teacher Comments

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