The Afterguardsman - This character appears as a mysterious whispering figure on deck one warm night.
Beauty - This name represents the main character's physical attributes.
Board-Her-in-the-Smoke - This is an alternate name for the main character's confidant, reminiscent of a hazy entrance onto the ship.
Baby Budd - A name which represents the main character's childlike youthfulness.
Billy Budd - This character represents innocence.
William Budd - A name which represents the main character's adult qualities.
The Chaplain - This character feels that innocence outweighs religion and therefore does not impose on the accused murderer.
John Claggart - This character is the master-at-arms on the Bellipotent.
The Dansker - This quiet character is the protagonist's confidant.
The Drumhead Court - This group of characters are obligated to support the King's law, despite their personal feelings.
The Foretopman - This name refers to the main character's occupation...
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