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Aphra Behn (1640-1689), Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave Flash Card

  • Characters:
    • Oroonoko: an African prince and later a slave to the English who call him “Caesar”
    • Imoinda: his lover, also enslaved and sometimes called “Clemene”
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never to credit one Word

“But Cæsar told him, there was no Faith in the White men, or the Gods they ador’d; who instructed them in Principles so false, that honest Men could not live amongst them; though no People profess’d so much, none perform’d so little: That he knew what he had to do when he dealt with Men of Honour; but with them a Man ought to be eternally on his Guard, and never to eat and drink with Christians, without his Weapon of Defence in his Hand; and, for his own Security, never to credit one Word they spoke.”

— Aphra Behn, Oroonoku


Songs of Hedonism

Songs of Hedonism

In the seduction of the sense
We have a series of pleasures
That introduces us to
A desire that is never quenched… 111 more words


The History of the Nun

Aphra Behn’s “the History of the Nun” revolves around Isabelle, a nun, on the run. The general audience during the period was meant to feel bad for Isabelle who had sworn herself to a husband who went off to war. 131 more words

Aphra Behn


Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko is somewhat intertwined with a movie I have been watching for my first year seminar: Final Girl. In this class we watch horror movies and discuss gender roles portrayed in the movies. 158 more words

Aphra Behn

A Life In Literature: Aphra Behn

It may seem amazing to us nowadays that one of the first female novelists who came from what is deemed a period of such enlightenment, cultural change and shifting boundaries is still relatively unknown, even despite her hugely fascinating life. 296 more words


Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn

I’m doing this now because I realised I hadn’t addressed anything from the ‘State of the Nation’ section.

Aphra Behn was a pretty remarkable woman. She was a spy and a playwright, like a 17th century, female, Christopher Marlowe. 238 more words