Claggart

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Billy Budd (film) - Plot
... Claggart is cruel and unrepentant, a man who believes he must control the crew through vicious flogging savaging them before they can prey on him ... Claggart "The sea is calm you said ... any different here on board, or yonder on dry land?" Claggart orders Squeak to find means of putting Budd on report and to implicate him in a planned mutiny ...
Billy Budd - Plot
... of the ship's Master-at-arms, John Claggart, who falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny ... When Claggart brings his charges to the Captain, the Hon ... Edward Fairfax "Starry" Vere, he summons Claggart and Billy to his cabin for a private meeting ...
Billy Budd (opera) - Synopsis (1960 Version) - Act 1
... Claggart, the Master-at-Arms, calls him "a find in a thousand," despite the slight defect of a stammer ... Claggart tells Squeak, the ship's corporal, to keep an eye on Billy and give him a rough time ... He knocks Squeak to the ground as Claggart and the corporals enter ...
Billy Budd - Analysis and Interpretations
... Claggart, compared to a snake several times in the text, is seen to represent Evil ... Part of Claggart's hatred comes because of Billy's goodness rather than in spite of it ... Claggart has also been compared to the Biblical Judas of the Gospels ...
Billy Budd (opera) - Synopsis (1960 Version) - Act 2
... Claggart begins to tell Vere about the danger that Billy represents, but is interrupted by the sighting of a French ship ... Claggart returns, and tells Vere that Billy poses a threat of mutiny ... Vere does not believe him and sends for Billy so that Claggart may confront him ...