Slavery and the issues surrounding it make people betray, hurt, and kill one another and this is the image Aphra Behn wants to leave with her readers—two beautiful people dead because of the institution of slavery.
For this essay, find examples and conclude with an overall statement about the ways Behn seeks to change the minds of her readers.
These thesis statements offer a summary of different elements that could be important in an essay but you are free to add your own analysis and understanding of the plot or themes to them.
Using the essay topics below in conjunction with the list of important quotes at the bottom of the page, you should have no trouble connecting with the text and writing an excellent paper.
Behn impacted the world, not only with her writing, but also with her determination and voice about her feminist opinions.
Behn showed strength and courage by persevering through her struggles and tragedies.
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Rereading Aphra Behn: History, Theory, and Criticism. “Trying to frame the unframable: Oroonoko as discourse in Aphra Behn's Onoonoko.” Studies in Short Fiction 34.1 (1997), 105-111Pacheco, Anita.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993Link, Frederick M. “Royalism and honor in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko.” Studies in English Literature (Rice) 34.3 (1994), 491-506 Chernaik, Warren.