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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…

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.

This is an excerpt from Oroonoko depicting Oroonoko's speech to the other slaves in an attempt to convince them that they should escape. Oroonoko appeals to the collective culture and value of slaves and tries to remind other slaves that it is better…

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.

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This is an excerpt from the very end of the text, Oroonoko when the protagonist is executed ruthlessly but does not fail in his protest against slavery till his last breath.

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

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.

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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In its visceral depiction of a slave's psychologicaland physical suffering, this painting and others like it were commissioned tactically by Europe's abolitionist leaders during the early part of the 1800s to evoke widespread European sympathy for…
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