SparkNotes: Moby, dick : Character, list
Ishmael contrasts him with the "dull and torpid in his intellects" and paler and much older steward Dough-Boy, describing Pip as "over tender-hearted" but "at bottom very bright, with that pleasant, genial, jolly brightness peculiar to his tribe.". Others met at sea edit Captain Boomer edit Boomer commands the Samuel Enderby of London, one of the ships that Ahab encounters at sea. The main conflict in Moby Dick is the desire of Captain Ahab to kill Moby Dick. He is brave and generous, and enables Ishmael to see that race has no bearing on a mans character.
He is described as having lived in China. Bildad is (or pretends to be) crustier than Peleg in negotiations over wages. Captain Ahab he was mad for the loss of the leg when he was young and the loss of all his friend. The names of the main characters are named Claire Beauchamp and James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Frase.
As a captain, he is dictatorial but not unfair. A character in a story is any person/entity/being who has any role or influence over the story. The shoreline, the people that are described, the weather, tattoos, the wind, the diversity of places the crew comes from, the sharks, the way the men are situated on the boat, the Pequod, the names of the other vessels. But go read the book.