1. Why can we assume that Captain Vere tells the complete truth to Billy Budd during their private interview?
2. What can we imagine of Billy’s reaction?
3. What can be surmised about Vere’s feelings for Billy?
4. Why does Captain Vere refrain from mentioning the word “mutiny” when he addresses the crew?
5. Why is Captain Vere concerned at this time for strict adherence to custom?
6. Why does Vere discontinue all communication with Billy?
7. Why does Vere prefer that the men not even surmise that...
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