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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 317–324.
Published: 01 September 1950
... which each is a ‘profile Yet Williams does not take Sedgwick’s good advice, for he makes little attempt in his article to cast the mystery of “Benito Cereno” against the light that Melville’s other books afford us, and so comes to the mistaken conclusion that Babo is evil. Williams says...
Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (4): 528–530.
Published: 01 December 1999
... such attempt on behalf of Babo and the other rebels” (170). But Sale remains refreshingly attentive to the pitfalls of Douglass’s individualization of Wash- ington: “Because the culture typically recognized only white men as poten- tially infinitely capable individuals, racially marked heroes...
Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (2): 205–207.
Published: 01 June 1978
... produces an equally woeful effect by lumping Bartleby, kf errymusk, Babo, Bannadonna, and the narrators of “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!” and “The Lightning-Rod Man’’ in to the nebulous category of “extraordi- nary men” (p. 276). Perhaps we ought to give iMelville the benefit of the doubt and assume...
Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 June 1956
...-servant, Babo the Negro, who never leaves him, lets him do nothing for himself, and isolates him from the awkward questions of the macrocosm (in the shape of Captain Delano). Though Cereno manages to rid himself, after a life-and-death struggle, from this terrible glass case and...