In his mind, Moby Dick comes to represent all of the injustice in the world. Moby-Dick Lists of literary characters. Your wallet is gone. He is killed when trying to harpoon Moby Dick. He has not only seen Moby Dick recently, but lost his arm to him in a previous attack. Boomer commands the Samuel Enderby of London, one of the ships that Ahab encounters at sea. Elijah Moby-Dick contains many religious references, and one may be to the mysterious prophet Elijah.
The name Ishmael could be seen as an allusion to the character from the Old Testament.
Moby Dick Characters
Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Bulkington, the powerfully built, deeply tanned, sober-minded helmsman of the Pequod. Queequeg is the harpooneer on Starbuck's boat, where Ishmael is also an oarsman. Perhaps the police officer. Although he is not an educated man, Stubb is remarkably articulate, and during whale hunts keeps up an imaginative patter reminiscent of that of some characters in Shakespeare. Dough Boy is the pale, nervous steward of the ship.