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Oroonoko

What is Behn's representation of slavery in the novel Oroonoko?

Aphra Behn clearly regards it as a misfortune to be a slave, particularly for a great man like Oroonoko. However, she does not appear to be particularly horrified by the existence of the slave...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2019 11:58 pm UTC

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Oroonoko

Is there a common theme in Oroonoko and Voltaire's Candide?

Voltaire’s Candide and Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko share more than one common theme. There are a few I can help you think about. One common theme is love. In Oroonoko, the love is between Oroonoko and...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2020 11:04 pm UTC

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Oroonoko

What literary devices does Aphra Behn use in Oroonoko?

Part of the reason why Oroonoko remains of interest to modern readers is because of its ambiguous stance on slavery. The very nature of its title, Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave, is an active point...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 3:12 pm UTC

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Oroonoko

What are the social, psychological, and spiritual conflicts in Oroonoko?

Many of the characters in the book suffer through these particular conflicts. Here is one example of each conflict to get you started. One significant social conflict is in the war in which...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016 8:10 pm UTC

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Oroonoko

Discuss the evidence in the novel Oroonoko that suggests that Behn is not against slavery.

What is interesting about your question is that it goes against the usually-accepted anti-slavery theme of the book. In this regard, your question is a challenge, but definitely provable using...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2015 6:08 pm UTC

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Oroonoko

What are Aphra Behn's attitudes towards race in the beginning of "Oroonoko" where she describes the native...

Oroonoko is the tragic story of slavery, love, and death. Behn's ability to describe the natives in such amazing detail, gives us interesting details about how she felt about race. At the beginning...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2015 2:28 am UTC

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Oroonoko

Can you help me to analyse Oroonoko's language?

Aphra Behn, an English woman who may have lived in Suriname and was definitely a spy for a time in Antwerp, wrote the novel Oroonoko from the voice of a speaker who has traveled to other lands....

Latest answer posted October 20, 2009 11:26 am UTC

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Oroonoko

In Oroonoko, what are the differences in love/intimate relationships between Imoinda and the men in her life...

When it comes to Imoinda's romantic relationships, they are all quite different. Imoinda is most in love with Oroonoko: she is attracted to him both on a personal level and a sexual one. The two...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2020 2:06 pm UTC

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Oroonoko

Can someone please explain the significance of European colonisation on Oroonoko and how the author is influenced by...

Even though Behn herself was broadly sympathetic towards slaves and this text is regarded by many as an early form of an anti-slavery text, it still bears the mark of the time in which Behn lived...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2012 7:59 am UTC

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Oroonoko

In Oroonoko by Aphra Behn, the Governor makes a treaty with Tuscan and Oroonoko to end the slave revolt, and then...

Byam, the Deputy-Governor of Surinam, epitomizes all that's wrong with Western colonialism. In his handling of Oroonoko, he proves himself to be a cruel, vindictive man who's so riddled with racial...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2019 10:49 am UTC

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Oroonoko

In the context of post-colonial theory, how does Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave, display a eurocentric...

There are plenty of parts in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko that display a Eurocentric mindset or a strain of Western supremacy. You might want to review the way in which the narrator introduces Oroonoko to...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2020 4:26 pm UTC

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