06-09-2008 04:49 PM
06-09-2008 06:16 PM
If you read it only as a story, looking for a coherent plot, you'll be disappointed. If you read it with intelligence, examining it for its allegorical content and working through Melville's admittedly challenging writing style, you may or may not think its brilliant, but you will certainly not think its stupid.
misskenton wrote:Has anyone read Billy Budd by Herman Melville? I have to read it this summer for an Honors English Class and am afraid to read it... I've heard it's terribly difficult and BORING? Any sugestions? SOS What shall I do?
I think, therefore I drive people nuts.
06-09-2008 09:24 PM