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ERIC Number: EJ133704
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Publication Date: 1975
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American Innocence and Guilt: Black-White Destiny in Benito Cereno
Johnson, Paul David
Phylon, 36, 4, 426-434, Dec 75
Asserts that the relationship between the Negro character and the white in American fiction before the Civil War reveals a social mythology which Herman Melville was the first to undercut, by presenting the destiny of Negroes linked to that of America as a symbol of nemesis to white Americans who disregard the impact of slavery on the enslavers and the enslaved. (Author/JM)
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