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Great Short Works of Herman Melville Summary
Herman Melville

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Great Short Works of Herman Melville Summary

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Don Benito Cerenoappears in Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno, the title character of the novella, is captain of San Dominick, an aged Spanish galleon. In the story, Cereno transports several guests including his lifelong friend along the west coast of South America. Cereno is captured during a slave revolt aboard ship and he watches helplessly as all of his officers and senior men are murdered over the course of a few days. Cereno is spared as he is the only one left capable of navigation. The slaves cause him, under threat of death to himself and his few remaining crew, to steer a course of Senegal, where they believe they can live without reprisal. Cereno complies until reaching the deserted island of Santa Maria, where he expects to be able to take on water. However, there another ship is already anchored. The black leaders vacillate about whether to land...

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