Benito Cereno

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Benito Cereno is incredibly confusing! Is Melville a racist and pro-slavery or just the opposite??

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Ah, Melville has taken both stances in this novella. So, how do you judge that question? His use of both perspectives through his characters has caused great debate over the years........... so I guess this is a question you have to answer from personal interpretation. No one viewpoint is carved in stone here.


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