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Top 10 quotes Billy Budd

"Not that he preached to them or said or did anything in particular, but a virtue went out of him, sugaring the sour...

Metaphors and Symbols in Billy Budd

Christian Symbolism Melville presents his characters in such a way as to bring out the fundamental conflict between good and evil in the world. He...

Billy Budd Theme Analysis

Good versus Evil Melville suggests there is an eternal conflict in the world between evil and good. Evil is represented by the master-at-arms, Claggart, and...

Billy Budd Summary

Billy Budd Summary - Chapter 1-2 Melville begins Billy Budd by describing a kind of archetypal "Handsome Sailor," who could often be found where sailors...

Billy Budd Characters

The Afterguardsman: The Afterguardsman is a sailor who tries to cause trouble for Billy by asking him to join what he vaguely hints might...