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Independent Study


This page is a complete list of all resources.
***As you read, use the links as they are provided within each Reading Section.

Search the Novel by word or quotation.



Save to your desktop or open to view online.
You may edit the MS Word files.
If you have Adobe Pro, the .pdf files may be edited, also.

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Sinking of the Essex
Puritan Attack Fort Pequot
Allusions List
Quotations List
Moral Stances
The -Isms
Possible Themes


These are reenforcement activities: primarily, vocabulary and section summary questions. Complete online and save to your desktop.

Word file
Vocabulary Worksheet
Section 1 Guide
Section 2 Guide
Section 3 Guide
Section 4 Guide
Section 5 Guide
Section 6 Guide
Section 7 Review
Character Map
Research Ideas


  1. Public Domain/Free Pictures
    Download and use these freely.
  2. Moby Art & Music
    These are not public domain.
  3. Cartoons
  4. Video Clips
    The True Story of Moby Dick
    This Discovery channel film (46 minutes), now on YouTube, gives you no interpretive insight into the novel, Moby Dick. However, it shows the importance of the whale industry, the living conditions aboard a whaling ship, and the fate of the whale ship Essex. The loss of the Esex was investigated by the maritime board and well publicised. Melville used this true account as the spring board for his epic novel.