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Melville Stories

Herman Melville

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Who is the narrator of "Bartleby the Scrivener"?

What does Bartleby respond to every request with?

Where does Bartleby live?

Which of the following is the name of one of Bartleby's fellow workers?

Where did Bartleby supposedly work before becoming a scrivener?

The name "Galapagos" comes from the Spanish term for

Who used Barrington Isle as a base of operations?

What did the "king" of Charles's Isle have to protect himself?

What happened to the Chola widow's husband?

What did Oberlus do to escape Hood's Isle?

Who led the revolt of the slaves?

What supply does the San Dominick need the most?

When does Babo wound Cereno in Delano's presence?

What is written in chalk under the skeleton on the bow of the ship?

Who owned the slaves on the San Dominick?

What happened to Babo?

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Correction to the sixth section of Encantadas

by The_Great_And_Powerful_Ass, January 15, 2013

After her husband dies, the narrator speaks of two terrible things, which he should not mention, that happened to Hunilla. What are those things? They are buried in the semantics of Melville's writing, but: 1.) Hunilla actually becomes pregnant and has to try and have the baby herself because her husband and brother died on the catamaran. 2.) After she gives birth, the baby dies, and she is raped by men on a ship that boards the island. They leave after they rape her, leaving her alone again.
Not too long afterwards is when the other s... Read more

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