The novel Billy Budd being compared to biblical terms.
Billy Budd by Herman Melville is a tragic tale of men at sea. Billy Budd is a innocent man aboard the Indomitable who is accused of plotting mutiny by Claggart, the serpent like master-at-arms of the ship. The captain, a reasonable man, doubts Claggart's story and brings Billy in to confront Claggart. Although Captain Vere believes in Billy's innocence, naval law demands punishment, as a result, Billy is convicted and sent to be hanged. Through out the novel, Melville uses allusions to Biblical figures. Such as portraying Billy as a divine Christ like figure, Clagart to the Serpent in the…
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