Into the Mind of Oroonoko: An Annotation

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Into the Mind of Oroonoko: An Annotation

Description

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.

Creator

Aphra Behn

Source

Behn, Aphra, and Janet Todd. Oroonoko. Penguin Books, 2003.

Date

Originally published 1688

Contributor

Sara Jo Cordasco

Format

Book

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“Therefore, said he, for his own safety, let him speedily dispatch me, for if I could dispatch myself, I would not, till that justice were done to my injured person, and the contempt of a soldier. No, I would not kill myself, even after a whipping, but will be content to live with that infamy, and be pointed at by every grinning slave till I have completed my revenge; and then you shall see that Oroonoko scorns to live with the indignity that was put on Caesar.”

Original Format

Book

Citation

Aphra Behn, “Into the Mind of Oroonoko: An Annotation,” Enlightenmens, accessed June 21, 2021, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/370.

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