Captain Ahab portrayed as monomaniacal in Moby Dick.
Monomania, as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary, is the pathological obsession with one subject or idea. In Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, an obsession causes monomania in its main character. Through his actions, words, thoughts, and what others think about him, Captain Ahab is truly monomaniacal.
<Tab/>Ahab is monomaniacal through his words and thoughts. "Talk not to me of blasphemy,man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me." This shows Ahab's madness because only he would have the nerve to say that no matter who it is, great or small, he would stand up to…
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