Oroonoko summary, Analysis and Theme

Oroonoko summary, Analysis and Theme

Oroonoko summary, Analysis and Theme talk about slavery system in Africa during the 1660s under British colony. Oroonoko novel summary starts here Oroonoko is an African soldier, he lives very happy life but a general saves his life by sacrifices his life. Oroonoko is appeared as an capitative and great warrior, who has very much influence. He is last son of the King of Coramantien, he takes training away from his homeland under a strong and proficient militant. When he reaches in age of seventeen he becomes general and returns his home,  Oroonoko makes plan to visit towards general’s residence where he meets a beautiful girl Imonida, he falls in love with her by first sight and he wants to get marriage with her. On the other side, Imonida also likes him but the problem is that for the getting marry they will have to permission by king, no doubt that king also has lot of waives in his palace but when he sees Imonida he falls mad in her love, he prisons her and forces her to get marriage with him, actually he doesn’t use any force on her he wants to do normal marriage but having prisoned her, he could not awake his love in her heart nor he put off Orroonko’ s love. https://youtu.be/qzhUwPw71TA

On the other side, Orroonko’ is worried about Imonida. And Imonida is in Otan, Otan is a secret place where nobody can go over there without king’s permission, if anyone dares to go over there then king punishes very hardly. Oroonoko is confused  how he does meet her. This tension is taken relief by king’s old wife and his friend. When king knows that Oroonoko came into his Otan then he becomes furious and orders that he should be arrest but fortunately, he runs away. But when king gains knowledge that Imonida has made physical relations then the king annoys too much and decides to punish Imonida he sales out as a slave to Imonida and it is huge punishment and one thing more thing like add to fuel fire when the king doesn’t tell anyone where is Imonida even though Oroonoko thinks that Imonida has been died but indeed she is alive. Oroonoko has lost charms of life he seems to be uncolorful spirit. For him life has lost its colors and he lives like a stranger. Some people force him for a war but he refuses it but again and again insist of the people he jumps into the war and where he releases his frustrations. At last he win the war. After some days a sea captain comes to his land and captain is considered to be royal guest that is why Oroonoko decides to receive him but that sea captain intends to be deceitful and arrest them to all. He makes to them slave. He makes promise that he will be freed to them when he sees they ae not taking food and water but it was just a trick. The ship’s reaches at Surinam, Oroonoko is sold out over there rather the sea captain sell out all of them in market. Mr. Trefry, at this moment, Oroonoko is met by the narrator. She and Trefry tries to assure whenever the prince  lord-governor Willoughby enters in Surinam he will be set free.
As far as Oroonoko summary is concerned, Oroonoko is bought by a man who’s name Trefry He tells about him a beautiful lady that he has also as a salve. We should keep one thing in mind such as Oroonoko is a royal king and there he is also different from others slave he is respected by everyone. Because he has high social status, education, and  having been physical appearance, he doesn’t do work, pieces of advice are taken by him. His room is different from other one day, he finds out a beautiful girl in a garden then he surprises too much when he sees her because this girl look like Imonida. Having seen he becomes happy  they meet each other daily and one day they get marry. A few day ago, Imonida becomes pregnant he becomes happy but feels ashamed of as a status of slavery. He writes a letter to Governor and in this letter he appeals that they should be free because their current status is not suitable for the coming child. They should go back their home land but no answer he receives he writes letter again and again but in vain. At last Oroonoko takes weapon in his hands as well as law he revolt against slavery. By days and nights his campaign reaches its peak, very much people come under his revolt banner. The Governor Bayam becomes upset he plays a trick he says that their demand will be accepted if they surround themselves. He gets ready a contract in return of surrounded they will be free .They surrender but Bayan tears off the contract and once again make to them salve. In cell they are treated like animals. Their wounds fulfil with red chili. In that moment, Oroonoko in his heart thinks further revenge but he also thinks that if he loses or dies then his wife and child will pass their life as slave. So, he decides to kill his wife in this situation he takes permission by his wife and his wife permits him for killing. He kills his wife with his own hands he cuts off her head but when he cuts off her head. Then he loses his all energy, actually,  his wife was for him life line. He sits so many days  before wife’s crop. On other side, Byam orders to kill Oroonoko the soldiers captures him and say that they will kill him into small pieces. And they start they cut off his nose ear, etc. but he doesn’t resistance against them rather he continues his pipe. Here the story is ended.


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