I don’t think Ahab had free will against his mind because he was trapped in his thoughts, and that loss of Individualization happens. Moby Dick is the epitome of whiteness that means fighting against the meaninglessness of the world, hoping that life would have meaning….
Essays on Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
Best topics on Moby Dick
Adventure fiction, epic, sea story, encyclopedic novel
October 18, 1851 (England), November 14, 1851 (US)
Mid-nineteenth century America
Captain Ahab, Ishmael, Starbuck, Queequeg, Stubb
Moby-Dick is based on author's experience on the whaler Acushnet, but is not autobiographical.