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... is saying that the other dark skinned people do not really matter. Most importantly, Oroonoko dies a horrible death and it does nothing to help the people around him. She does not really give the idea that slavery is bad. It almost seems as if she is saying slavery is okay but the way these people are treated is not okay. In that case, her writing cannot be considered abolitionist or anti-slavery. It is simply a writing on why some people should have some rights. Her writing shows that she has compassion for these people but only in the sense that she does not want them to suffer as much as they do and not that she wants them free.
-I choose to argue that she is racist and pro-slavery because everyone argues that it is anti-slavery. I understand that this writing influenced many people to stand up against slavery and help the people that could not help themselves.
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