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Why does Captain Delano go wrong so often?

Captain Delano makes assertions throughtout the story, however he is always wrong, why?

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Captain Delano makes mistakes because he is too naive and too trusting. He subscribes to a typical "Northern" view of African slaves: he considers them to be naturally good-natured, submissive servants. He spends much of his time aboard the San Dominick condescendingly admiring Babo's performance.


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