Why didn't Starbuck kill Ahab when he had the chance? What aspects of his character and of the laws that govern the universe of Moby Dick not allow him to go through with the murder?
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Yes, Starbuck is the character most people can relate to. He has the chance to go after Ahab, but he chooses not to. Why? because to him going after Ahab....... killing for an unsubstantiated reason would make him like Ahab. Ahab want vengeance against an animal that acts without malice.