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An advertisement from the 18th century that shows the "miracle drug" opium. In the ad, there is a Turkish man harvesting the poppy plant. This is intended to show a link between opium and the exotic interest of different cultures.

Humanity has the gift of the mind unlike other species. When these men and women were enslaved, they were stripped of their humanity and treated as nothing more than disposable objects.

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This image depicts punishment burns to a young slave. Her humanity is completely disregarded because of her race. Humans are distinguished from other species because of our mental capacity, our ability to push our limits of understanding from others…

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In this image, it appears Fantomina is struggling against Beauplaisir. In the corresponding passage, Fantomina suddenly decides against what she promised to Beauplaisir and the reader witnesses the internal whirlwand of emotions she feels as she is…

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This painting depicts a man mistaking a woman for a prostitute. Fantomina was intrigued by the prostitutes in the theater and chooses to explore that curiosity by pretending to be one when she returns the following day. This brings up the idea of…

In this excerpt from "Anti-Gothic," the author makes a seemingly contradictory assertion that the novel is intended to influence life and culture, that the novel's didacticism is a fundamental aspect of its existence. The novel is, according to the…

This excerpt from Anti-Gothic is formatted as a letter in "Spirit of the Public Journals for 1797" that is ostensibly written to the editor of a journal. This editor is charged with the excessive dissemination of the "fashionable" form of "terror"…

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The base of the brain and the spinal cord are at left. The spinal cord and vertebrae are at right. This exhibit is part of the collections held at the Javier Puerta Museum of Anatomy, at the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of…

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JAMES GREGG was indicted for that he in the King's highway, in and upon Samuel Brooks did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person half a guinea and shilling, the property of the said Samuel,…

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Richard Greenwood was indicted for making an assault with a pistol onCharles Maverley, in a forcible and violent manner, with intent the money of the said Charles to steal [...]He had several witnesses, relations, and neighbours, that deposed he was…
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