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MonkeyNotes-Billy Budd by Herman Melville
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QUESTIONS

1. Describe Billy Budd as a character and tell what he symbolizes.
2. Describe Claggart as a character and tell what he symbolizes.
3. Why is Claggart most like out to get Billy Budd?
4. How would you judge Captain Vere as a commander?
5. Billy, Claggart, and Vere all die in the course of the novel.
Explain how.


6. Explain the most significant irony in the story.
7. Explain the Themes of the story?
8. Explain why the tale ends in tragedy.
9. List at least 5 of the Biblical allusions found in the tale.
10. Explain the significance of the names of the three ships found
in the novel.

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