White Dominance In Marmaduke Temple

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We also see elements of white dominance in the text’s bias towards Marmaduke Templeton and Elizabeth. Within the novel Marmaduke Temple serves as a figure who cannot be questioned, and consists of aristocratic tropes often found in the old world. Owning a lot of land and having a well educated daughter, he embodies the best of society, one without any struggle. Contrastingly, the description of slaves and Indians within this novel points to their lower status in society. In chapter sixteen we see the depiction of Abraham Freeborn, “The Black,” exhibit itself in obvious ways, “Mottled with large brown spots...while his enormous lips gradually compressed around two rows of ivory..” (184). Despite being of the new world, Abraham Freeborn and

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