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John Metcalf By: Herman Melville
Herman Melville Herman Melville is considered to be one of the best American writers of all time. His best novel, Moby Dick, is a masterpiece. Billy Budd was published after his death.
Summary Billy Budd is about a sailor that is very strong. His nickname is the Handsome Sailor. When he comes on board he is well liked among all the other sailors. The Master-of-Arms Claggart, is the only one that doesnt like him. Once Billy is accused fro treason, he must defend himself.
Main Characters There is not many main characters in the book but here are the main ones Billy Budd- Handsome sailor The Captain- Captain of H.M.S. Bellipotent John Claggart - The Master-of-arms The Dansker- Billys friend
Setting The book takes place on the H.M.S. Bellipotent in the year of 1797 in the Atlantic Ocean.
Theme Herman Melville uses a theme Good vs. Evil in the book. To find out who wins the battle you must read the book. The ending might be surprising to some people.
Publication The papers of Billy Budd was found in a tin can and was published in 1924!!
Billy Budd, beyond the book Billy Budd has been produced into a film, opera and a play.
Summary Will Billy clear his name? Will Claggart get punishment? What will happen?
Why I like the Book Billy Budd is a classic battle of Good vs. Evil. One of the greatest authors in American literature wrote it. Some people may find it hard to understand but if you read deeply into it, you can pick up on it easy. I think you will enjoy it if you like sailing and ships.