Oroonoko's Love for Imoinda

852 Words Feb 25th, 2018 3 Pages
The writer’s detailed killing of the General is sensational, because not only did he die to prove his love for Oroonoko; but had to die in a shocking manner with an arrow in his eye. The General, purposefully receive the arrow shot rather than let it touch the prince to show his belief in Oroonoko’s goodness, because the ultimate sacrifice to show his love for the prince is physical sacrifice. The eye is a very delicate part of the body and any pain inflicted on it would create an emotional response to the reader. On the other hand, there is a greater chance of hitting the body mass with an arrow rather than the eye. However, an intelligent response is unlikely, because sensationalism elevates the emotional response above all others; effectively preventing an intellectual assessment. According to the passage, the General saw the arrow and to prove his belief in Oroonoko goodness; let it…

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