For this DQ I would like you to go to the following link and scroll back to the beginning of Chapter XVIII (18), or page 318. (The link for some reason takes you to page 321… just scroll back three pages).
This is the original account from Capt. Amasa Delano of the encounter with Benito Cereno in 1805. Please read pages 318-331. This is Melville’s source for “Benito Cereno.” What changes does Melville bring to his source material? How in particular does he alter the character of the original Capt. Delano? What is his purpose in changing the Capt.’s character?