Women's Literature 15 Aphra Behn

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LiteratureWomen's Literature

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that word But that is the wear it Hey what

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about of them A savages But instead orinoco is regal

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and principled and brave Yeah smart it's In fact the

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people are enslaving him who are in the wrong total

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upending of values there In fact the ending is what's

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really savage right He's dismembered Smoking a pipe is like

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a very disturbing scene at the end This idea that

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like actually this grand royalty can be found in different

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races in different places in order to get this point

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across One thing that's really interesting is that after bain

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frames this as a true story It's based on some

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of her true experiences but it's not strictly true And

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yet she says that it that's really interesting as well

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because it not only positions This is a true story

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But i think it's positions after bain has very much

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in conversation with male Writers of our time the frame

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narrative was such a common device in this period insisting

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to people that fictional narratives were true that's when you

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did you're a writer and she's also applying the travel

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writing was so hip at the time and you're doing

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travel right and again it was mostly men right Of

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course because men were the ones that had the right

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to kind of traits around europe and asia Africa i'm

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collecting stories and bring back all the like exotic things

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they found so it's meaningful that she's a starting herself

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as a woman of the world Who's had experience who's

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been to suriname I think they never really you're critical

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consensus about whether she was even there Like her biography

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is super fuzzy because she's fictionalized it But she uses

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what she claimed for her real experience Yeah and we

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know for a fact that she was sent to antwerp

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is a spy by king I mean she definitely wass

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she had a super exciting life and choose very brilliant

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with like some strange unusual goings on difficult situation She

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doesn't usually write novels or novellas right She's known as

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a playwright you know This is in the sixteen hundreds

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right We think of like shakespeare the very end of

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the sixteenth century the beauty of the seventeenth century So

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she is coming into her own with restoration drama which

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is what's Succeeding the kind of shakespearean era and is

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very popular on the stage is making her own living

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getting herself out of debt writing plays for the stage

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that actually being pretty successful What's orinoco about what's a

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frame narrative Why does ben say our new Who is

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a true story It's A true story on ly the 00:03:03.24 --> [endTime] names events and locations were changed