for a better understanding of literature i'll give you, my illiterate pono mates, a short piece of copy and paste from wikipedia about a world-famous fictional character from the world famous book "moby dick" by herman melville:
Captain Ahab is a fictional character in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851). Ahab, the captain of the whaling ship Pequod, is the protagonist of the book...
Instead of leading the Pequod on a regular whaling voyage, Ahab sets out to seek revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale who bit off his leg during his last voyage, and now he walks with a prosthesis made out of whalebone. His spell over the crewmembers assures him of their cooperation. When Moby Dick is finally sighted and hunted down, Ahab's intense hate for the whale robs him of all caution. Instead of getting the revenge he was seeking for, Ahab is the first casualty caused by the whale.
does that somehow sound familiar to anyone of you???