International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | English Language and Literature | India | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021 | Rating: 4.5 / 10

The Metaphors in Billy Budd

Rukmini Ravi Madhok

Abstract: The research paper shall attempt to explain the novel of Billy Budd as written by Herman Melville. The novel is about a merchant navy sailor. The book is set in the last decade of the 18th century, close to the American renaissance. This paper shall primarily aim to explain the metaphors and motifs as explained in the novel. The author has frequently used animal imagery to describe both Billy and his fellow sailors and has been used extensively to paint a wider picture in the minds of the readers. This paper shall in its due course, explain the novel and its facts along with the metaphors and other ideas that have come up with the novel. It shall explore the themes of the novel as pointed out by Herman Melville.

Keywords: billy budd, sailor, metaphors, research paper, Herman Melville

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,

Pages: 177 - 180

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