Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Although Thomas Southerne wrote the play, Oroonoko, A Tragedy, the true creator of Oroonoko is the author, Aphra Behn. What was Behn's life like? What were her views? Why did she become a writer? What did she write? What were her inspirations for writing Oroonoko? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella).

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Thomas Southerne as the writer of the play. Who was he and why did he decide to turn Behn's novella into a play? What were his motivations and goals in writing the play? What else did he write? Research as necessary using at least one book source (not including the play or novella).

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the play with the novella. Discuss the history behind each piece, the themes, how each one was received by the public and its popularity and...

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