Considering the lawlessness and loneliness of the spot and the sort of stories. Captain Delano’s surprise might have depended into some uneasiness. Amasa Delano discovers a distressed slave ship in need of aid, only to later find out that his perception of the dire situation was completely incorrect. The racial blindness that draws attention to in his novel reflects his own preparation of his readership during the mid nineteenth century, in which he thought Americans to be ignorant of cultural and social issues. When one couples the relentless reminder of Delan’s racial blindness with Melville’s general skepticism during this time. It becomes clear that novella is just as much a work for his readers as it is an avenue for Melville to insightfully examine the social dynamics and delano’s role in them aboard the San Dominick.

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