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Herman Melville's Novelette, "Benito Cereno"
Provides biographical information about Herman Melville and an analysis of his novelette, "Benito Cereno".
# 49097 | 1,616 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (General)

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This paper describes Herman Melville's literary style, his political beliefs that were reflected in his writings, and the circumstances of his life that contributed to his political beliefs. Particular emphasis is placed on Melville's novelette, "Benito Cereno", and how he conveys his feelings about the evils of slavery, as well as the need to correct those evils, in a a way that brings about change in the South at an acceptable pace.

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"The year Herman Melville's novelette "Benito Cereno" takes place may be 1799, but it represents the conflicting beliefs and actions that were occurring in the United States when the author actually wrote the piece in 1856. Although Melville's stories and novels mostly revolved around the sea, including his masterpiece Moby Dick, one of his sub-themes was the treatment or mistreatment of one person or persons against another. He was continually intrigued by the ambiguities that he perceived in all human experiences, and sought answers as to what caused human behavior specifically good versus evil, violence against women, racism, and the alienation of the worker."

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