High school students love to debate! This resource gives you many arguments straight from the book both for and against Billy Budd's conviction as well as some thought-provoking questions to consider. Engage your class in a spirited debate and deep discussion about justice, mercy, and the historical context of Budd's trial. Help them to formulate their own arguments by directing them to these quotes from the book. All page numbers are taken from the Penguin Classics edition.