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Captain Delanos Character Theres always that person who is just too nice and innocent to survive in society Sometimes society just has to bit the bullet and think the un- thinkable Captain Delano was a good natured and observant person through out the story He was observant but that did not allow him to fit things together that were going on in front of him He was a sea captain from Massachusetts and runs the merchants ship the Bachelors Delight Delano not being able to realize what is occurring on the San Dominick played a major role in the short story Benito Cereno written by Herman Melville Captain Delano is known to be the nice character in the short story When he sees the San Dominick wondering around not knowing who he is his natural instinct is to go and offer his assistance Even when he is introduced with no respect on the Spanish galleon and falls to believe the stories he is told about the ship he sends his own men back to bring food water and supplies to the starving Spanish crew and African slaves When he realizes that the slaves have rebelled against Cereno and the Spaniards he encourages his crew to go on board and fight the evil forces With all of Delano and his men helping during this spur of the moment fight Cereno and his ship are saved because of Captain Delanos good sprit and friendliness ready to help even a stranger and bringing along his men to help Captain Delanos personality towards other people even strangers helped him but also hurt him He wasnt admired for the compassion he showed strangers or even friends He didnt help them for the fact to meet them he did it because it was his good nature to While he was helping them with supplies and support it made him completely oblivious to what was going on around him and how the
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