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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is the only novel by Edgar Allan Poe. It tells the story of—surprise—Arthur Gordon Pym, who boards a whaling ship, where he gets into all kinds of trouble. There's a mutiny. There's a shipwreck. There are scary "natives."
In her book Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, Toni Morrison says that there's a lot of interesting stuff going on in this novel, especially in relation to blackness and whiteness. Let's zoom in on a passage from the novel that Morrison analyzes in her book. The passage, which is written in diary form, comes right at the end of the book, when Nu-Nu, a "native" who has been taken prisoner by Arthur Gordon Pym, dies.