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Setting The story begins on the merchant ship rights-of-man Billy is impressed by the British navy ship the HMS Belliportent he goes without confrontation The story takes place in 1797 around July of that year The ship is the main setting bumany 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 with other members of there fleet in the Mediterranean As the ip is on route they encounter a French ship off the coast of Gibraltar The French ship is able to avert the Bellipotent because of its superior speed The Bellipotent is a heavily armored gunner ship The extent o the ships interior is limited to thsleeping quarter and storage rooms the other rooms are not described in great detail Billy sleeps on the bottom bunk in his sleeping quarters A man named Squeak lives down below the ships deck along with the rats The gun deck is outfitted with sevey-eight cannons this is a cramped place because of the amount of gunpowder and cannon balls that are strewn about the lower deck When arriving in the Mediterranean the crew encounters a large French ship called the Athee The ship is heavily armoredut is out gunned by the Bellipotent Point of View In the novel Billy Budd the point of view is in the narrative format in which the characters are seen as if you could read there thoughts and see all of the actions of the characters By writing the novel in the third person it made theovel much more difficult to comprehend because of the amount of information that is presented to the reader But the insight that the reader gets from the characters balances out the pros and cons of third person The novel was very wordy which made ading of the
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