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What's your main goal? In addition, the biblical Ishmael was treated as a social outcast. If you're recounting the events of your weekend to a friend, you're talking to your friend in first-person. But, mastering his emotion, he half calmly rose, and as he quitted the cabin, paused for an instant and said: The narrator of Moby Dick therefore attempts to counter-act the sense of intervening identity that highlighting the text as an artefact, through the sub-sub librarian's extracts at the start, creates. Like this lesson Share. The white whale symbolizes different things to different characters, showing us that only God truly hears and truly understands this story. This is certainly the case in first-person narrative, at which point such a narrator moves from the objective and comes to occupy a subjective, and therefore potentially distorting, position in relation to his narrative. Ishmael, if that's his real name - after all, he tells you to call him Ishmael, which is quite different than saying ''My name is Ishmael,'' is a smart and observant individual.