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Khan's final speech

by ebreilly

Twice in the film, Khan quotes from Melville. The second time he quotes accurately: "From Hell's heart, I stab at thee, for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee." Ahab's final lines from the novel become Khan's last words in the film. By this point, the explosion on the ship has scarred his face and left his legs stiff and immobile, suggesting the physical marks Ahab bore on his body from his encounters with the whale.

Wrath of Khan - Khan's final speech

On the verge of destroying himself in an attempt to kill Kirk, Khan quotes from Ahab's final words in Moby-Dick.

from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Creator: Nicholas Meyer
Posted by ebreilly
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