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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…

Even though alot of scholars consider Alpha Bern's work Oroonoko as an anti-slavery work, the idea that 'it is pro slavery and is against the slavery of the Royal prince is also very popular'. Anita Pacheco writes:- "Behn is repelled not by slavery…

Oronooko is kidnapped by the captain of a slave-trading ship, but the captain manages to dupe Oronooko into thinking it was all a misunderstanding.

Excerpt from Oroonoko where Oroonoko/Caesar convinces his fellow slaves to revolt.

With the aim of annotations, the inequality in men and women during the 17th and 18th century was explained with reference to characters in Oroonoko, Pamela and Shemla. Slavery in that era was also touched upon, with some of it serving the purpose…
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