Aphra Behn

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  • The Rover By Aphra Behn Analysis

    literature is about. To some extent, I do agree with this. Now, during this time, there were a plethora of male playwrights, poets, and “lovers.” There were hardly far and few between. This is something I find to be strange seeing as modern day art consumers are more or less women. This alone is the reason I decided to look into a female playwright by the name of Aphra Behn whom I’m sure faced much scrutiny in getting her works penned, read, and published, at least in the same manner than her male counterparts did. Her work The Rover was of particular interest to me and therefore shall be the topic…

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  • Color Is Just Skin Deep Analysis

    Color is Just Skin Deep: Behn, Prejudice, and Contradicting Views of Monarchy Aphra Behn’s royalist sympathies are historically known, so it is to no surprise that the royal titular protagonist of her work, Oroonoko, is a tragic figure meant to evoke sympathy. However, a contradiction seems to emerge with the portrayal of Oroonoko’s grandfather and the current reigning monarch. Oroonoko is, as expected, portrayed in a manner that invokes pity for his plight, but his grandfather is cast as an…

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  • Three Aspects Of Poetic Poetry In Hegel's Lyrical Poetry

    Aphra Behn expresses Cloris’s anxieties in an analogous event (her conflicting desire with Lysander’s promise of pleasure and her sense of social status in being chaste) in such a way that the centre of the “spirit” is not the occurrence of the event itself but the state of mind mirrored in it. Of this, therefore, what occurs is this centre of the “spirit” which can be relational, and therefore universal. The Disappointment is then a poem in which the subject-matter is epic, but the treatment is…

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  • The Dream Aphra Behn Analysis

    She does not minimize her but rather speaks of her as a full, emotional being. She humanizes the idea of being with the woman and shows true romance. The way she speaks emphasizes her personal experience with this woman, rather than removing herself and thinking only of one part of her. She describes personal characteristics saying, “Her Force so charming was and weak.” (Behn). Her charm is something that she has been extremely focused on. She also talks passionately about her saying, “Her dying…

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  • Empathetic Characterism In Oroonoko, By Aphra Behn

    ‘Oroonoko’ by Aphra Behn, also known as ‘The Royal Slave’ was published in 1688 by William Canning. It told the story of an african Prince who is tricked into slavery and sold to Colonists in Surinam. Within his journey, he meets the narrator who is telling the story to the reader. As Oroonoko is the story of a slave, that theme is communicated throughout the book. Many say Oroonoko is an anti-slavery novel due to the speech he makes towards his own fellow slaves, but it just is the story about…

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  • Analysis Of The Rover By Anita Papover

    Anita Pacheco wrote an article on Aphra Behn’s “The Rover” in which she introduces the idea of rape and how the female character is portrayed in the play. After reading the article I would recommend it to others based on several factors. First, Pacheco made me think of “The Rover” in a different way from which I originally thought, and it seemed to follow a specific structure that provides an easy to read essay. While both structurally sound and an easy read the reader can feel a feministic view…

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  • Racism In Oroonoko: A True History By Aphra Behn

    Racism is a common topic in today’s society. There are constant protests and rallies, such as “Black Lives Matter” and the “Take a Knee” protest, regarding racism and rights for African-Americans in the United States, that have become more frequent within the past decade. Also, even though slavery was abolished in the United States, it is still an issue in many countries. Slavery and racism is still an ongoing issue in the world and is ever evolving, but it’s a problem that needs to stop so we…

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  • Analysis Of Oroonoko: A True History By Aphra Behn

    Aphra Behn's novel Oroonoko: A True History (1688) is a work of travel fiction that is split between two narrative voices; beginning with a first person narrative supported by Behn's interesting use of personal voice and progressing to the third person observations of Oroonoko as both a prince and as a slave, Behn creates a realistic and somewhat believable piece of fiction. As a result of this duo narrative, the perspectives of the narrative voices dominate the text, and therefore influence the…

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  • Race And Color In The Story Of Oroonoko By Aphra Behn

    The story of Oroonoko by Aphra Behn is the story of an African prince named Oroonoko, who is captured and taken to the new world as a slave by English slave-traders. Race and skin color play a role within this story as a recurring motif, however its role within early modern English society is inconsistent, because of conflicting attitudes towards certain groups of people, as well as the emphasis on certain cultural and class traits that transcended race and skin color, as a result race and skin…

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  • Aphra Behn And The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

    Aphra Behn and Olaudah Equiano use their respective works, Oroonoko and The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, to attack the theory of imperialism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The term imperialism is defined by James Tully as a trifecta of arguments in support of European superiority in foreign countries: firstly, that all other cultures are inferior, secondly, that the course of nature will Europeanize all…

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