Billy Budd - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

In April of 1797, mutiny on the high seas in the British Navy reared its ugly head; the first eruption at Spithead was followed by a more serious outbreak in the fleet at the Nore-this one called "the Great Mutiny." Justifiable small grievances ignored had grown and exploded. Little can be found in the history books about the insurrection or its serious nature because it was such an embarrassment to the proud nation that at that time ruled the seas that publicity about it was suppressed. Terms were negotiated and peace was restored, and some of those very mutineers played a role in Lord Nelson's triumphs on the Nile and at Trafalgar.

Chapter 3 Analysis

Mutiny was defined as an act of defiance upon naval authority by anyone subject to that authority. The safety of a ship was thought to depend upon the submission of all persons on board...

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