Essays Tagged: "Billy"

"Billy Budd" by Herman Melville. Captain Vere as a "tragic hero" in the story.

In the novella _Billy Budd_ by Herman Melville, Captain Vere is the "tragic hero". he is neither good nor evil, but ... Captain Vere instinctively disliked Claggert, a man who, for his own reasons, falsely accuses Billy Budd of plotting a mutiny. While meeting together, the charge would have come to naught if Bil ... ome to naught if Billy Budd hadn't killed Claggert by striking him in the head. After that, whether Billy was innocent or not was no longer at question. Billy had killed a man on board ship, and that ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Billy Budd" by Herman Melville

Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, however, they immediately became unclean as well as mortal. In Billy Budd, the author, Herman Melville, presents a question that stems directly from this original ... is theme, Melville uses a few characters who are all very different, the most important of which is Billy Budd. Billy is the focal point of the book and the single person whom we are meant to learn th ...

(5 pages) 103 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Billy Budd, by Herman Melville. Was Captain Vere Right?

CaptainVere makes the right decision by executing Billy Budd. If CaptainVere lets Billylive the rest of the crew might get the impression that they wi ... t to seethis happen. There are three main reasons Captain Vere makes the right decision byexecuting Billy Budd. These reasons are that if Billy lives then a mutiny might occur,because the law states t ... are that if Billy lives then a mutiny might occur,because the law states that a crime as severe as Billy's is punishable by death, and CaptainVere feels sorry for Billy and does not want Billy to suf ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Billy Budd, Foretopman" by Herman Mellville.

Captain Vere Deals With his Burden of KnowledgeOn the ship, Indomitable, in Billy Budd, Foretopman, by Herman Mellville, Vere, the captain, gains the burden of knowledge, much ... examines the deer, he realizes it bears child and must decide what to do with it. Captain Vere sees Billy, the foretopman, kill Claggart, the master-at-arms, albeit even by accident, he must decide wh ... t to make of this difficult situation. Vere makes the just choice in the end and learns the fate of Billy before he has to.Initially Captain Vere works well with his crew on the Indomitable. His crew ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Billy Budd An analysis of the handsome sailor and the cost of naviety.

Billy BuddByHerman MelvilleHerman Melville's, Billy Budd, is set during the 1700's a turbulent time ... me in European History. Rumors of war raging between England and France draw our "handsome sailor," Billy Budd into a web of deceit. Drafted into service for the throne of England, Billy finds himself ... ne of England, Billy finds himself fighting in a battle of emotions not weapons. A unique specimen, Billy tends to draw the crewmen to him because of his wholesome goodness - emitting from within our ...

(6 pages) 61 2 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Biily Budd by Herman Melville- Appearance vs Reality

able to decipher between what was the truth and what was untrue. Herman Melville, through his novel Billy Budd conveyed the theme of appearance versus reality in the novel's three main characters. In ... acters. In the beginning of the novel, Melville portrayed each character with distinct personality; Billy Budd was represented as the simple-minded sailor, Claggart was viewed as the villain, and Capt ...

(4 pages) 33 1 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Billy Budd by Herman Melville - Appearance Versus Reality (thesis and first body paragraph)

A character's single mistake can lead to his ultimate downfall. In the book Billy Budd by Herman Melville, the sole mistake of the main character was his naïve nature to a ... s naïve nature to assume things to be the way they appear. The protagonist and main character, Billy mistakes his master-at-arms John Claggart, the jealous antagonist against the rise of his stat ... rms John Claggart, the jealous antagonist against the rise of his status, for a truthful man. It is Billy's childhood teachings, disregard for wise advice, and inability to uncover reality from appear ...

(1 pages) 37 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Billy Budd - Foreshadowing

s attention, or to establish basis for plot development later on in the novel. In Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Melville uses the literary device of foreshadowing to allow the audience to be aware of ... n the novel.In chapter one, the incident with the Red Whiskers (12) functions as a foreshadowing of Billy's confrontation with Claggart. This is very similar to what happens later between John Claggar ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Billy Book:Civil Rights

Billy: The Reality of Civil Rights in America "Civil rights are the rights that a nation's in ... onstrate how blacks in America were actually treated regardless of these laws. One of these novels, Billy, by Albert French gives a powerful depiction of the racism and the lack of civil rights that e ... ench gave a different view of what it was really like to be a black person in America.In his novel, Billy, French tells the story of a black boy who is convicted and executed for murder even though he ...

(4 pages) 45 1 2.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of Easy Rider (MOVIE)

because time serves only to constrain us. Once on the road you learn that their names are Wyatt and Billy, an obvious reference to Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid who are considered American legends, as ... and stripes on the gas tank and on his helmet while sporting the now cliché leather jacket. Billy is dressed up like a cowboy; he is wearing all tan leather with a wide brim hat. Also througho ...

(5 pages) 76 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Analyse of the violent American Far West in the book "The Collected Works of Billy The Kid" (1996) by Michael Ondaatje.

about one of the West's most notorious outlaws, a book appropriately called The Collected Works of Billy The Kid. The Far West in this book is strongly violent, cruel and pitiless. The character Bill ... ence to make the law rule.The West in Ondaatje is strongly violent, which is mainly exposed through Billy the Kid. His real name is William Bonney and killed his first man when he was twelve. By the t ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Billy Budd" by Herman Melville, comparison essay

One symbolic representation of Billy Budd is Captain Vere's death from a musket ball shot from a porthole. Captain Vere chooses law ... from a musket ball shot from a porthole. Captain Vere chooses law over emotion in the sentencing of Billy. The musket ball doesn't decide and doesn't favor whom it's going to kill. It's symbolic that ... esn't decide and doesn't favor whom it's going to kill. It's symbolic that the justice which killed Billy is the same justice which killed Vere.After Billy kills Claggart, Vere is faced with a cross-r ...

(1 pages) 14 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analyse how links between the beginning and end helped you understand a main theme or issue.

In the film ‘Billy Elliot’ directed by Stephen Daldry there are links between the beginning and the end whic ... and the end most effectively delivers it to the audience.In the beginning scenes, the audience see Billy jumping up and down, dancing. The fact that camera shot shows Billy falling after jumping perh ... fact that camera shot shows Billy falling after jumping perhaps represents this theme of struggle. Billy like a chick is unable to fly away freely towards his desire, something is holding him back, d ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Billy Budd Compared To Jesus

ding story line. One famous American author successfully did so with a celebrated work. The novella Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville parallels the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in both characters a ... elville parallels the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in both characters and events. *The characters of Billy, Claggart, and Vere parallel Jesus, the Jewish people, and Pontius Pilate, *and the way in whi ...

(4 pages) 1513 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Billy Budd

Officer Seymour's role in Billy Bud was very significant. Seymour was able to observe two important people on this ship, Capta ... s very significant. Seymour was able to observe two important people on this ship, Captain Vere and Billy Budd."What are you going to do sir? He's a valuable man one we can hardly do with out as thing ... 57;(pg35) Seymour got to witness Captain Vere's decision making first hand. Seymour also knew about Billy's charming presence on the ship. "Aye, sir. Fine boy he's a force of order in this ship, certa ...

(2 pages) 497 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Billy Budd

Billy Budd - Billy and Claggart The film based upon Melville's novel "Billy Budd" dea ... le's novel "Billy Budd" deals with the theme of good verses evil; here good is represented by Billy Budd, a kind hearted young man who is friendly and courteous, while evil is represented by Cla ... evil is represented by Claggart, a twisted old man who takes pleasure in the punishment of others. Billy Budd and other sailors serve on the warship H.M.S. Bellipotent, and must follow Claggart's com ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Billy Budd

In the story Billy Budd, written by Herman Melville, there is a pattern of symbolism the author is trying to conv ... e author is trying to convey. Melville notes the symbolism of "Innocence" in the character of Billy Budd, a bright-eyed, twenty-one year old sailor in the British Fleet. He notes the symbolism o ... he character John Claggert, who is the Master-at-Arms on the Bellipotent and envious and jealous of Billy Budd. Billy was a tall, athletic, and a very handsome sailor in the British fleet. He w ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Billy Budd Essay

they try to capture the struggle between duty and heart in their books. A prime example of this is Billy Budd by Herman Melville. In this novel, Captain Vere was the man who found himself in a diffic ... n Vere was the man who found himself in a difficult position, where he had a hard decision to make. Billy had murdered the master-at-arms on board the ship, and so his punishment in military law was f ...

(5 pages) 26 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Billy budd

Billy Budd By: Herman Mellville Herman Melville's Billy Budd is a classic tale of innocence ... t is good and righteous will triumph over evil at the end, even over death. The protagonist, Billy Budd, is the major force of innocence in the book. Billy is a young man who seems to have ever ... e respect of those around him. A great deal of imagery is used describing how aesthetically perfect Billy is. Besides Billy's stutter, he seems absolutely perfect. Billy is a sailor. His origin ...

(4 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Billy, Bartleby, and Edna: American Transcendental

ee times. Finally, Bartleby in a way saves becomes a savior of his boss just as Christ was. "Billy Budd" is another novel written by Melville which contains a lot of transcendental meaning and ... y Melville which contains a lot of transcendental meaning and Christian symbols. Interestingly, in "Billy Budd" the description of physical state is, indeed, the interior of personages. The main chara ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity