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A Compare/contrast Analysis of Billy Budd and Bartleby

Summary: To contrast the two main characters, "Billy Budd" and "Bartleby", in the stories by Herman Melville, Bartlrby seems to lack a strong personality and independent will, which in the opinion of some people would make him a model employee. His lack of personality, though, causes his co-workers to dislike him. Billy, on the other hand, has a strong, magnetic personality, which causes most of his shipmates to like him. This may have been one of the reasons Claggart dislikes and resents Billy.
A Comparison/Contrast Analysis of "Billy Budd" and Bartleby"

Several comparisons and contrasts can be made concerning the two stories, Billy Budd and Bartleby, written by Herman Melville. The setting of the two stories reveals an interesting comparison and contrast between the British Navy on the open sea, and the famous Wall Street of New York. The comparison and contrast of characters, Billy Budd, Captain Vere, and Claggart in Billy Budd, and the `narrator' and Bartleby in Bartleby, at times are very much alike, and also very different. The conflict, climax and resolution of the two Melville stories contain similarities and differences. These two stories, on the exterior, appear to be very different, and on the interior are alike, especially if trying to analyze the stories by interpreting the symbolism that Melville may be trying to reveal in his writing. This...

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