Humanities
Norton Anthology of World Literature After 1660 Discussion

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two stories are Behn, Oroonoko and Swift, “A Modest Proposal”

Your topic: Oroonoko and "A Modest Proposal" both contain social commentary for their time. Based on your reading, what's the most important theme or idea to take away from the texts? You do need at least one specific example from each text. It doesn't need to be the same focus for the two--you can focus on two different themes or ideas. But what overarching idea or ideas are Behn and Swift focusing on?

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Behn, Oroonoko
Theme: Obedience and Love
In the Oroonoko, different characters have different understanding on how love and
obedience compare or go along, hence, depicting a theme which enables love triangles to
emanate and influence power conflict and eventually leads to death. In his live Oroonoko,
struggles so much to balance between the ideals of Love and Obedience. Throughout he life,
Oroonoko has been raised in a stric...

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