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Politics in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko

Summary: Discusses the Aphra Behn novella, Oroonoko. Examines the novella's political implications in a historical context. Analyzes the political sympathies of Behn toward slavery issues, as depicted in the novel.
Aphra Behn, a certainly extraordinary woman, especially for the age she lived in, still attracts critical attention with her novella Oroonoko, which is going to be the subject of this essay.

The text of Oroonoko used is the 1998 Oxford edition (ed. Paul Salzman), all the quotes in the essay shall refer to the pages in this edition. Apart from that, a variety of critical essays have been written on Oroonoko, and other works of Aphra Behn. Among them, the most valuable for me were the essays by Margaret Ferguson (4, 5), Jacqueline Pearson (7) and Laura Brown (3). I have also used some background information on the period in preparing for this essay, all of which is listed in the Bibliography.

The aim of this essay was to find out the political implications of Oroonoko. First, the significance of the main character, Oroonoko, and interpreting his possible symbolism. Second, how the political...

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