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Benito cereno by herman melville home / literature / benito cereno / you can look forward to this seemingly enigmatic portrayal of our favorite sea captain. Download citation on researchgate | salvaging legal personhood: melville's benito cereno | delombard's essay departs from previous legally oriented readings of benito cereno by foregrounding not. Benito cereno by herman melville story summary on the morning of september 17, 1799, amasa delano, the captain of an american sealer, looks out on the bay of st maria, a small, uninhabited island off chile, and sees an unidentified ship moving clumsily toward the harbor. Jean fagan yellin's black masks: melville's benito cereno jean fagan yellin, writer of black masks: melville's benito cereno argues that melville used his work to as an anti-slavery gesture.
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