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  • Gene And Billy
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    "Drummer" is a story about a boy who is trying to be normal in a society full of people who like big, strong, athletic people. The people are looked at as flawless, or else they can't anything wrong. Billy is the exact opposite of what the community accepts. We are very sympathetic toward Billy in Vanderhaghe's "Drummer" because he lives in the shadow of his older brother Gene, Billy's dad won't let him do what he wants, and he takes the blame for getting Nancy home late when it was actually Gen...
  • Evil In Billy Budd
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    Billy Budd: Perfect Character In Unjust Microcosm An allegory is a symbolic story. Herman Melville's Billy Budd is an example of an allegory. The author uses the protagonist Billy Budd to symbolize a superior being who has a perfect appearance and represents goodness. Melville shows the reader that a superior being can be an innocent victim of evil and eventually destroyed. In, Melville's Billy Budd, the main character is an allegorical figure who symbolizes all goodness in men. Billy Budd's ima...
  • Main Theme For Billy Budd
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    Billy Budd Biblical Connections This book report is about Billy Budd, by Herman Melville. It was Melville's final novel, and was published in 1924, over 30 years after his death. Billy Budd is a basic battle of good and evil, with evil deceiving good, and good taking the final victory. But the unusual twist put into this story, is the fate of common law. The main theme for Billy Budd is that society corrupts the innocent. The main story line of Billy Budd starts with a sailor named Billy Budd se...
  • Captain Vere About Billy
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    As portrayed in the Bible, Adam and Eve were the perfect human species. This was only a result because of their complete innocence. God let them remain in his presence because of this reason. After the devil conned them into eating fruit from the Tree of Good and Evil they became unclean. In Herman Melville's Billy Budd the question this apparent: Is innocence and ignorance dominant over knowledge and power To emphasize the importance of this theme, Melville uses the character Billy Budd. Aboard...
  • Perfect Sense To Billy
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    Character Analysis Essay Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, is a novel that makes no sense in itself; yet, when put into context individually with today's events, or life's events in general, makes more sense then if it were clearly spelled out within the pages. By using the character of Billy Pilgram, Vonnegut conveys his points with Billy's reactions and common characteristics. Billy Pilgram could not be any more a human then if he was actually walking ...
  • Most Influential Women In Woman Sports
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    Billie jean king was the most influential women's tennis player of all time. Billie jean king was born on November 22 1943 in long beach California. Her birth name is Billie jean Moffitt. She became Billie jean king when she married Larry king (not radio guy) In 1965. This woman was a very important person in history. Because she was number 341 on the list of 500 lesbians and gay heroes because she was helping her secret secretary and laver Marilyn baronet get her life together. Billie jean king...
  • Nose And Ears As Billy And Vere
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    Billy Budd & Type takes place around the late 1700's. Billy Budd is assigned to The British naval ship H.M.S. Bellipotent from his previous ship the Rights-of-Man, a merchant ship. Billy's commanding officer, Captain Graveling, doesn't want to let one of his best men go, but has does not have choice in the face of the superior ship. Billy packs up his gear and follows the officer of the Bellipotent. After Billy gives a good-bye to his old ship mates, He settles in quickly among the company of th...
  • Billy Budd As A Christ Figure
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    On first glance, Billy Budd is little more than a sea story involving a sailor wrongly accused of mutiny. However, upon closer examination, one observes that Melville's novel possesses a deeper significance. Melville presents the protagonist, Billy as a handsome, young sailor. Nonetheless, Billy Budd can be seen as a Christ-figure through his experiences with Captain Vere, Claggert and his crewmembers aboard the Bellipotent. As the novel begins, Melville characterizes Billy as Christ-like figure...
  • Signs Of Conflict Between Billy And Claggart
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    Matthew Chis am English Period 5 10-16-2000 Billy Budd Journal Setting: The story begins on the merchant ship rights-of-man. Billy is impressed by the British navy ship the H.M.S. Bellipotent, he goes without confrontation. The story takes place in 1797 around July of that year. The ship is the main setting bu many over look the great importance of the sea in the story. The ship is torn between mutiny and is in the middle of a war between the French and British. The ship is on route to meet up w...
  • Billie's Mother
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    To understand the controversy that Billie presented one must first go to the root or source of such controversy and examine Billie's childhood. Billie was born Eleanor a Harris to her father Clarence Holiday and mother Sadie Fagan who were just fifteen and thirteen years old, respectively, at the time (A 91). Born between 1912 and 1915 in Baltimore, the date unsure, Billie grew up without her father, who moved away early on in her life. Billie and her mother used to fight a lot, when her mother ...
  • Billy Sunday
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    Greg Ivey 02-07-02 Billy Sunday The book I read was Billy Sunday. It consists of 189 pages and was written by William T. Ellis in 1959. Billy Sunday starts off with the author representing Billy Sunday as "one of God's tools". He is described in great detail as to how God used him to stir up millions to change their ways and "hit the sawdust trail". In 1862, William Ashley (yes, his middle name was Ashley) Sunday was born to a fatherless home in Ames, Iowa. His father had died whilst serving for...
  • Tree Billy
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    In the story Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Billy is willing to try his best when he wants to get the dogs. He also tries his best when he wants to get Old Dan down from a tree. Billy thinks that God helped him knock the tree down and catch the coon who was up the tree. Billy tries his best to get the dogs he saw in an ad, he found in a magazine by the lake were fishermen fish. He picked berries util his feet were covered with scratches because of the bushes. He also hunted for coons ...
  • Billy The Kid
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    Billy the Kid is one of the most famous outlaws in American history. He has been a widely told figure in American history as well as folklore. The have made movies from his history and have also wrote many books on him. Most of Billy the Kids life remains a heated controversy throughout America. Billy the Kid was born in New York City on November 23, 1859 to William and Kathleen McCarty Bonney and given the name William H. Bonney (There are other stories of his birth but this one is the most rel...
  • Billy And Claggart
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    Too much innocence is not always a good thing, but a little helps from doing wrong. In the case of Billy Budd, innocence was not an important factor, therefor it did not save Billy's life. His ignorance partly reflects his lack of experience. Billy can't read or write so he knows little about the world except what he has seen out at sea. He is so trusting that he can't imagine the presence of evil in anyone. This gullibility made him an easy target for Claggart, who secretly was out to destroy h...
  • Hanging Of Billy Budd
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    The Hanging of Billy Budd The hanging of Billy in Melville's Billy Budd was a questionable and complex decision made by Captain Vere. Captain Vere, or "starry Vere", chose to coincide with the law rather than spare Billy to make himself happy. The hanging of Billy was necessary for order to remain on the ship and for justice to prevail. Billy Budd, also known as the "handsome sailor", was on trial for killing the master-at-arms, Claggart. Everyone wished for Billy's life to be spared, but Captai...
  • Billy Budd And Claggart
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    Characters Billy Budd- He is a bright-eyed, twenty-one year old forewoman of the British Fleet. An orphan, he is tall, athletic, friendly, innocent, and helpful. Heis a loyal friend, and a fierce fighter. All the officers like him except for Claggart. Claggart- The Master-at-Arms that is envious and jealous of Billy Budd. He is out to make Billy's life miserable and is the cause of Billy Budd's execution. Captain Vere- The Honorable Edward Fairfax Vere is a bachelor of about forty. He has a nick...
  • Strong Characteristic Of Evil In Billy Budd
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    Portrayed through the characters of his novella Billy Budd, Herman Melville reveals his feelings on society; he believes justice should prevail over evil, however, evil overcomes goodness and innocence. Each character defines a specific characteristic of society. Billy Budd represents goodness and innocence, Dansker represents wisdom, knowledge and understanding, Claggart represents evil, and finally Captain Vere, who portrays order and society as a whole. Each character significantly attributes...
  • Due To Billys Mother
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    Plot Necessary Evil is a story about a 10-year-old boy who witnesses the murder of his grandfather, his closest friend and confidant, from the hands of two drunks during a driving altercation. After Billy McIlvains grandfathers death, his family life falls apart even worse. His mother falls deeper into alcoholism and his father does not want anything to do with the family. Billys mother attempts to commit suicide but Billy intervenes and calls the paramedics. Billys father leaves shortly after. ...
  • Billy's Kestrel
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    At the beginning of the extract Billy Casper is talking to the librarian. Although she will not let him borrow a book on falconry, she does advise him to go and look in a certain bookshop. Billy knows which bookshop she means and sets off towards it. When Billy enters the bookshop, the first thing he does is to scan the room. He mentally notes the layout of the shop. It is a room lined with books, with a large book covered table in the centre. Most importantly, he notes the people. There are peo...
  • Worst Characteristic About My Uncle Billy
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    My uncle Billy is a sweet and kind person. He is always there to help me with my homework or if I need a ride to school. He doesn't have any children and he lives with his girlfriend. If I ever need money, my uncle is always there to give it to me. I guess you can say he is like my second dad. However my uncle Billy can also be a clean freak, always complaining and he is very impatient. My uncle Billy is the biggest clean freak you will ever meet. For instance, he vacuums his house three times a...

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