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CaptainVere makes the right decision by executing Billy Budd If CaptainVere lets Billy live the rest of the crew might get the impression that they will not be held accountable for their crimes If the crew feels that they can get away with what ever they want then there is a chance that they might form a rebellion and have a mutiny A mutiny would destroy the stability and good name of the ship and the crew Captain Vere does not want to see this happen There are three main reasons Captain Vere makes the right decision by executing Billy Budd These reasons are that if Billy lives then a mutiny might occur because the law states that a crime as severe as Billys is punishable by death and Captain Vere feels sorry for Billy and does not want Billy to suffer with guilt until a martial court could give a decision If Billy is not executed then corruption might occur on the ship and cause a mutiny Captain Vere knows that a mutiny might occur and does not want it to happen Captain Vere could possibly be using Billys execution for his crime of killing Claggart as an example for the rest of the crew It shows the crew what will happen to them if they try to start a mutiny After Billys death CaptainVere obviously feels regret for executing Billy Captain Veres last words are Billy Budd Billy Budd p 76 show an example of this Those last words might symbolize that Captain Vere killed Billy for the wrong reasons If CaptainVere uses Billys death for an example to the rest of the crew then it might not necessarily be the wrong reason CaptainVere has to decide between one life and the lives of the entire crew No matter what Captain Veres reasons are he does make the right decision Another reason CaptainVere might of executed Billy
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