Billy Budd

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Billy Budd
1. In the story Billy Budd, Master-at-Arms John Claggart has an upside
down view of the world. How does he see the world in an upside down way
and how should he be seeing things around him?
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2. The Captain wants Billy Budd to be angry. Why does Billy say “God
bless Captain Vere.” How can Billy forgive the man that sentenced him to
die?
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3. How is a school like a warship on the ocean?
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4. What is the enemy schools fight against, and how do some people in
schools live in an upside down world?
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5. What is the author’s message in this story? Hint: Billy left “The Right’s
of Man” and went onto a ship where he was hanged by men who believed he
was innocent.
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6. If Kincaid wrote a letter to Billy Budd’s family, what would he write.
Remember, if Billy did not kill Claggart, then Claggart would have killed
Kincaid.
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