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Billy Budd, Sailor | Study Guide

Herman Melville

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Author

Herman Melville

Year Published

1924

Type

Novella

Genre

Allegory

Perspective and Narrator

Billy Budd, Sailor is told in the third-person omniscient voice by a narrator whose telling may or may not be entirely objective and true as he often confesses to limited knowledge of the story.

Tense

Billy Budd, Sailor is told in the past tense.

About the Title

Billy Budd is a sailor on the British warship Bellipotent. Being the titular character emphasizes Budd's experiences and search for identity as a beautiful young sailor who is forcibly recruited into serving in the British navy.

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