Noble Savage(redirected from Insanity of primitives)
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the “noble savage” of the Natchez Indians; beloved of Atala. [Fr. Lit.: Atala]
idealized noble Indian. [Am. Lit.: The Deers layer]
African savage and crew member of the Pequod. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
concept of a simple, pure, and superior man, uncorrupted by civilization. [Western Culture: Benét, 718–719]
the noble savage enslaved; rebels against captors. [Br. Lit.: Oroonoko]
Polynesian prince and Ishmael’s comrade aboard whaling vessel, Pequod. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.