Billy Budd
Billy Budd
by Herman Melville

Billy Budd Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The H.M.S. Bellipotent and All That It Implies
Billy Budd, Christ Figure
Faith Versus Science
The Noble Savage
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rebirth
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Characters
Billy Budd
Billy Budd Timeline
John Claggart
John Claggart Timeline
Captain Edward Fairfax Vere
Captain Edward Fairfax Vere Timeline
The Dansker
Captain Graveling
Lieutenant Ratcliffe
An Afterguard
The Chaplain
The Surgeon
The Purser
Squeak
Red Whiskers
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Morality and Ethics
Morality and Ethics Quotes
Duty
Duty Quotes
Sin
Sin Quotes
Truth
Truth Quotes
Wisdom and Knowledge
Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes
Philosophical Viewpoints
Philosophical Viewpoints Quotes
Foreignness and 'Other'
Foreignness and 'Other' Quotes
Loyalty
Loyalty Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Admiration
Admiration Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
If This is Too Much For You, May We Suggest Billy Budd Light
If This is Too Much For You, May We Suggest Billy Budd Light Flashcards
If This is Too Much For You, May We Suggest Billy Budd Light True or False
I’d Hate to Be This Guy’s Sparring Partner
I’d Hate to Be This Guy’s Sparring Partner Flashcards
I’d Hate to Be This Guy’s Sparring Partner True or False
Essay