|Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab in Moby Dick|
words by F LoBuono
Ahab, maimed by the massive and untamed, great white whale, Moby Dick, is demonically driven for revenge against the whale. Moby Dick has not only scarred his body, he has wounded Ahab's soul as well. And only the whale's death and dismemberment will satisfy his thirst for revenge. But it will not be easy. Moby Dick, who represents the awesome power of nature, is a fearsome adversary. It's sort of the immovable object meets the irresistible force!
The novel is loaded with wonderful quotes that represent Ahab's unbending will. This is one that stuck with me from the very first time I read the novel as a young man. I use it in my own life everyday:
What I've dared, I've willed; and what I've willed, I'll do.