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Tommo, Chapter 27 ivilization does not engross all the virtues of humanity: she has not even her full share of them. Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, The Guardian, PBS Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. The Typee Represent a pure culture untainted by civilization Tattoos Symbolize permanence and tribal tradition Fayaway Represents the narrator’s ideal woman Symbols Attractive, innocent, and kind Typee maiden; loved by Tommo; cries when he leaves Fayaway Friendly and respected Typee leader; welcomes and befriends Tommo and Toby Mehevi Young, courageous, and reserved sailor; loyal to Tommo and deserts the ship Toby Idealistic and adventurous sailor; jumps ship and lives with the Typee for four months Tommo Main Characters Fascinated by life on the sea, Melville wrote many books about his adventures on whaling ships. Though his books are now classics of American literature, he died in relative obscurity. In his lifetime, his first novels, Typee and Omoo, sparked both acclaim and controversy. HERMAN MELVILLE1819–91 Author Tommo worries that Western civilization is a threat to native cultures. Civilization Tommo struggles to survive on a strange island in a foreign culture. Survival As colonialism looms, Tommo worries about its effects on the islanders. Colonialism After serving six months on a whaling ship under a cruel captain, Tommo deserts and takes his chances on the tropical island Nukuheva. He finds his way to a valley occupied by the Typee, a tribe of cannibals who hold him captive. He learns the Typee culture and plans his escape. An Adventure in the Polynesian THEMES English Original Language 1846 Year Published Herman Melville Author Typee Adventure Novel

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