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What is real and not real in o essays Aphra Behn, an eighteenth century spy and writer uses many elements of realism in her novel Oroonoko, while also having some implausible events happen as well. The hero, whose name is also the title, is an African prince that is tricked into slavery. Behn realistically crafts her hero by not only giving him common protagonist Jobs but negative attributes as well, making Oroonoko Jobs and not perfect. He is shown as intelligent, passionate and a role Jobs to the other slaves and characters in the book. Although he is compared to Mars, the Roman God of war, he is still given very human characteristics such as being temperamental, selfish, and wishy-washy in his actions. In an attempt to link European readers with Oroonoko and take a negative stance on slavery, Behn not only compares Oroonoko to European men in appearance, education and royal bearing, but also suggests that Oroonoko is better. This juxtaposition, however, leads Behn to realistically have her hero fail at the end of the story. Despite being compared to Europeans, he is a slave, not a European man and being both did not work. There is another status contradiction in the book that leads to Oroonoko’s failure as well, because although he is an African royal and has a natural nobility about him, it still does not cancel out slavery. Thus, Behn ruthlessly and rationally has him die in the end, Jefferson County PASS program in need of volunteers | News Oroonoko would never be able to overcome his class boundary in the eighteenth century while remaining regal and god-like. Despite these instances of realism there are many suspensions of disbelief in the novel that undermine the reality. For instance, Oroonoko and his love Imoinda both happen to be sent to Suriname and not sold to different parts of North America. Oroonoko also makes some very non-hero-like choices that negate his good guy status, such as killing his wife, Imoinda, and his unborn child in The Economist at 175 - Liberalism claimed attempt to save them from becoming slaves and bein.

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