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A passage from Oroonoko where Oroonoko gives a speech to a group of slaves, trying to inspire them to try to escape.

A passage from Oroonoko where he asks Trefry to provide him with alternate robes befitting a slave so people would not recognize him.

At the time that "circumstantial" perspective of the novel form began to take shape in the mid-seventeenth century, the English court system likewise evolved to prioritize the circumstances of the accused.

In this excerpt from "The Case of Mary…

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Don Quixote was published in 2 parts, in 1605 and 1615 (English publication in 1612 and 1620), and is a candidate for debate of what is the first novel.

Fantomina, disguised also as Widow Bloomer and Ingognita, writes letters to her love, Beauplaisir, who responds to each of them. These letters illustrate the complex love/prostitution relationship between the two and contributes to the frolic that…

A detailed annotation of a quote from "Oroonoko" by Aphra Behn that gives insight into the inner workings of his mind, including his views of revenge, suicide, and his own identity.

An annotated excerpt of "The Case of Madame Mary Carleton" where she describes women who have done things similar to her and how she does not view her actions as immoral.

Someone's name and identity, and how those are viewed by others have a large impact on how sympathy produces a reaction in themselves and in others.


Clymene was the daughter of Catreus, who had received a prophecy that he would be killed by one of his children. Clymene was sent to be sold into slavery and forced to marry Nauplius.
Another Clymene is the Titan of Fame and Infamy.


In this excerpt, Hume argues that identity is something consistent and long-lasting, which cannot have come from a single idea or impression.


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