Oroonoko Summary
Aphra Behn

Everything you need to understand or teach Oroonoko by Aphra Behn.

  • Oroonoko Summary & Study Guide
  • 3 Student Essays
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • 15 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

Oroonoko Overview

This short novel is an account of the South American warrior prince Oroonoko and his beloved Imoinda. Written in the mid-1600’s and narrated by a character notable for her resemblance to the author (the free-thinking, independent-minded Aphra Benn), the work incorporates elements of fairy tale, parable, and morality lecture into a story that is ultimately about a good man’s increasingly desperate struggle to live a life of dignity while being treated like, and expected to behave like, a slave.

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Oroonoko Study Guide