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Herman Melville was born in New YorkNew York on August 1 1819 toAllan and Maria Gansevoort Melvill Herman had a very good educationgrowing up he went to academys as a boy and the Grammar School ofColumbia College as an adult Herman fell in love with the sea when heaccepted a position as a crew member on the St Lawrence After being acrew member of the St Lawrence Melville could not stay away from thesea Herman became a crew member for two other ships the Acushnet andthe Lucy Ann where he wrote some of his best novelsIn 1855 HermanMelville published Benito Cerenoand it appeared in Putnams MonthlyMagazine for three months in a rowBenito Cereno is known as one of the most important Americanfictions of the 19th centuryThe plot of the story is based on areal-life incident described in the published recollections of anAmerican ship captain Amasa Delanos Narrative of Voyages and Travelsin the Northern and Southern Hemispheres 1817 When writing BenitoCereno Herman wanted his readers to learn the lesson that Theliberal mythology of the happily menial black is no better thanoutright race hatred This book shows how wrong people were when theythought that slaves were less human than whites Benito Cereno starts in 1799 with Captain Amasa Delano the ownerof the Bachelors Delight in the Harbor of St Maria on the coastof Chili The sky seemed a grey mantle Flights of troubled grey fowlkith and kin with flights of troubled grey vapours among which they weremixed skimmed low and fitfully over the waters as swallows overmeadows before Herman writes in great detail of the morning thatCaptain Delano lays eyes on the a torn ship that seems to have nodirection Delano and his men get in a small boat to check it out andsee it is named the San Dominick When they arrive on the boat they arebombarded by white sailors and slaves begging for food and waterDelanomeets the ships captain Benito Cerenowho Delano
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