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Billy Budd

Billy Budd

by Herman Melville

Billy Budd: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Billy Budd is nothing if not a book rich in what kind of questions?Moral and ethical
2. As Billy is depicted, he is neither an honest nor a dishonest character. Which theme is this?Man and the Natural World
3. Many of the characters in Billy Budd make decisions that have awful consequences, despite the fact that they are what?Dumb
4. At the heart of Billy Budd are two characters that are twinned mysteries. Which theme is this?Foreignness and the Other
5. All characters in Billy Budd, including the villain Claggart, try to justify their behavior in terms of what?Freedom and Confinement

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