Billy Budd, Sailor, by Herman Melville

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Rather, Claggart's actions seem to allude to suspicious activities, which Claggart wants to remain concealed. Melville also seems to suggest to the reader that Claggart is a devious character because of his words used to describe Claggart such as a serpent, Tecumseh, and "? the spokesman of the envious children of Jacob?" (1903)...
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Even accusing Billy reveals the divine evil that Claggart obtains within his soul. Only a cursed spirit, such as Claggart, would be able to convict a person that is so naive and pure or heart, like Billy Budd. Although his decision determines the outcome of the book, Captain Vere is no more of a Hero than Claggart...
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