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Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism Setting & Symbolism

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London, England

London, England, is the hometown of the Welldon sisters. They cannot find husbands in London and decide to try their luck in the West Indies.

Surinam

Surinam is the region in the West Indies to which the Weldon sisters relocate in an attempt to find husbands. The entire play takes place in Surinam.

West Indies

Surinam, an English colony, is where the entire play takes place. The region is also known as the West Indies.

South America

Surinam, West Indies, is located on the northeastern side of South America.

Slave Ship

The slaves from Africa arrive in Surinam on slave ships. They are large ships equipped with chains and shackles to keep the slaves restrained.

Plantations

The wealthy residents of Surinam own plantations. Charlotte plans to purchase a plantation from the rich widow Lackitt. Many of the scenes take place outside on the vast plantations.

Citron Grove

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