Great Short Works of Herman Melville Character Descriptions

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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 to...

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