Great Short Works of Herman Melville Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Don Benito Cerenoappears in Benito Cereno - This character is captain of a ship that was hijacked by the slaves who were its cargo.

Captain Amasa Delanoappears in Benito Cereno - This character is a ship's captain who rescues a fellow captain of a slave ship who is held prisoner.

Bartleby the Scrivenerappears in Bartleby the Scrivener - This character increasingly decides that he would "prefer not to."

The Lightning-Rod Manappears in The Lightning-Rod Man - This character sells protection from natural disaster.

Hautboyappears in The Fiddler - This character became happy after fame and fortune left him.

Cupidappears in The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids - This character gives a tour of a paper factory that employs only women.

Bachelorsappears in Many - These characters appear in several stories as philosophers.

Billy Buddappears in Billy Budd - This character's speech impediment causes him...

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