Billy Budd - Study Guide Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

There is discussion regarding the phenomenon of the failure of the body to spasm. Some say it was will power; others ridicule that notion. Some say it was a form of euthanasia. Most conclude that there is no logical explanation.

Chapter 26 Analysis

There is certainly something supernatural about this scene. Again, the crucifixion of Jesus comes to mind. At the moment of Jesus' death, darkness descended on the earth.

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