captain ahab
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     from: marc de bruyn (
web site ("the official dystopia of captain ahab"):

captain ahab is "benevolent general hershnov" (jonathan snipes in real life). in case you ever wondered were you've heard that name before: "captain ahab" is the main character in the novel "moby dick" - written in 1851, it is considered one of the greatest books in american literature - by herman melville (1819-1891). captain ahab is the guy chasing the big white whale, remember? in the novel the character of ahab is used to show the close relationship of good and evil in the human nature; melville wanted to show his readers exactly how a man could be both godly and satanic, virtuous and sinful, good and evil. chapter 24 of the underground classic "the lizard of oz" (originally published in 1974, expanded in 1988), written by richard seltzer, is also named "captain ahab".