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English Language First Woman
1,347 words[... ] a Devil on't the Woman damns the Poet. -- Aphra Behn, Preface to The Lucky Chance Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689) was not the first woman writer; neither was she the only woman writer of her day. But Aphra Behn holds the singular distinction of being the first professional woman writer in the English language. That's right, ladies -- Aphra Behn was the first woman writer who did it for money. It was a natural choice for this young woman, a recent spy for the crown and a widow at the age of 26, t...
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2 Nd Ed Paradise Lost
1,250 words... om which she comes. The narrator, the French tutor and the other whites have come largely from England, though Oroonoko's owner, is Cornish and Banister, his barbarous executioner, is "a wild Irish Man." Here Behn sets the opposition of savage and British rule by a reference to the first colony as well as the symbolic representation of superior and inferior classes. The slave trade was an economic necessity for the continuance of class differentiation in England at that point in time. Along ...
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Mind Against Reality Letting The Reader War
939 wordsM Mental abuse is sometimes overlooked, because of the rough physical abuse, but soldiers see a good side of both during wars. Maria Remarque shows the mental part of abuse on the book All Quiet on the Western Front. The narrator discusses all the hard times that went on during World War I, all through the book. Paul Baumer, the narrator, explains it when he and his friends enter the German army, very deeply although he is only eighteen. Baumer tells a story about fighting for their own sanity a...
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Walther Von Der Vogelwiede Dancing Walther Von Der Vogelwiede Girl
1,042 wordsImagery is an important-perhaps the most important-device used to communicate meaning in poetry. Where other forms of literature can sometimes be over a thousand pages long, poetry is usually much shorter. The poet must get his or her point across in only a few pages, and one of the best ways to condense a long story (or message) is to use imagery. The possible uses for symbolism and imagery in poetry are endless, and a talented poet can use a single image to make many different statements. An e...
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Third Person Narration First Person Narration
982 wordsA black African is captured and sold into slavery. Its an unfortunate story, but one with approximately eleven million equivalents. Aphra Behn, however, brings this common piece of history to life in her story Oroonoko, the tale of an African prince tricked into slavery in the West Indies. As the storyteller, Behn makes use of two common forms of narration, the third person and the first person. She recounts what she is present for in the first person, while relying on the words of Oroonoko hims...
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License Plate Gas Station
1,363 wordsOn a windy winter night in 1932, a kidnapper crept onto the estate of Charles A. Lindbergh, climbed a homemade ladder, placed a ransom note on the window, and left with the baby of the most famous man in the world. The ransom was paid, but the child was found months later, dead in the woods near the house. A two year hunt for the murderer ensued. Arrested and charged was 35 -year-old Bronx carpenter Bruno Richard Hauptmann. The purpose of this paper is to research what really went down during th...
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Oroonoko Story Book
652 wordsBehn, Aphra (1640 - 89) is known to be the first professional female English author. She was is famous for her lifestyle as well as her works. She denied a woman's subservience to man and she was thought to be a forerunner of the feminist movement. But despite her success as a playwright, however, her best literary achievement can be found in her novels. The most notable of these is Oroonoko (1688), a heroical love story, a story about colonization and the first philosophical novel in English. T...
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18 Th Century Slave Trade
2,136 wordsOn reading both texts, the difference in gender of the writers becomes apparent in regards to the representations of women. Both texts have women as central characters, and in both the women serve as the story tellers. Hence, we are given a womans perspective and first hand experiences in one text, and what a man thinks a womans actions and reactions would be to, at times, extreme situations in the other. Issues such as the social positioning of women, the relationships between men and women in ...
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Worse Than Death Slavery Is Unethical Behn
810 wordsEthical Issues in Oroonoko: Slavery For years, man has illustrated his willingness to perform injustices to those weaker than he. From the bully in the schoolyard, to the king and his court, it seems that man has a desire to control and dominate others. Oroonoko, by Apr Behn, illustrates that slavery is unethical, humiliating, demoralizing, and worse than death. Oroonoko is a powerful story about the tribulations of a gallant prince named Oroonoko. Throughout the novel, he is shown to be a brave...
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Indians Europeans Whites
388 wordsDiscrepancy Between Europeans and Indians in Oroonoko Depicted contrary to the Europeans, who hold themselves at an exclusive level, the Indians are one of the inferior native cultures illustrated in Aphra Behn s classic Oroonoko. Noble and pure, Indians rank in class directly under Europeans primarily because skin color matches closer in hue than Africans. Due to the wildness of the country chosen by the baby colonies in South America, Europeans find it beneficial to caress [Indians] with all t...
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Age Of Reason Gulliver Travels
2,255 wordsThe eighteenth century is often called an age of reason, propriety, and enlightenment; but it was also an age of squalor, filth, disease, crime, prostitution, violence, and insanity and these less attractive (but perhaps more interesting) elements are favorites of the eighteenth century writers. Satire was an important form of expression throughout the enlightenment period. Throughout this paper, the writer will give examples of satire used by the writers. Some of the poetry that will be exempli...
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