Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Melville defines a "Handsome Sailor".
* Billy Budd, the "Handsome Sailor" of the novel, are recently impressed into the King's service from the merchant ship, Rights of Man.
* Lieutenant Ratcliffe of the Bellipotent selects Billy from among all the other sailors on the Rights of Man.
* Captain Graveling of the Rights of Man protests Billy's...
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