Passage from Oroonoko on the Mistreatment of Slaves and their Loss of Identity

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Title

Passage from Oroonoko on the Mistreatment of Slaves and their Loss of Identity

Subject

slavery, sense of self

Description

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

Creator

Aphra Behn

Publisher

The Floating Press, 2009. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/gatech/detail.action?docID=445923.
Created from gatech on 2020-01-22 07:57:16.

Date

1688

Contributor

Abigail Blackmon

Relation

Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

Language

English

Type

Print

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Text

Caesar, having singled out these men from the women and children, made an harangue to 'em, of the miseries and ignominies of slavery; counting up all their toils and sufferings, under such loads, burdens, and drudgeries as were fitter for beasts than men; senseless brutes, than human souls. He told 'em, it was not for days, months, or years, but for eternity; there was no end to be of their misfortunes: they suffered not like men who might find a glory and fortitude in oppression; but like dogs, that loved the whip and bell, and fawned the more they were beaten: that they had lost the divine quality of men...

Original Format

Novel

Citation

Aphra Behn, “Passage from Oroonoko on the Mistreatment of Slaves and their Loss of Identity,” Enlightenmens, accessed November 30, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/94.

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