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Noble Savage

Chactas
the “noble savage” of the Natchez Indians; beloved of Atala. [Fr. Lit.: Atala]
Chingachgook
idealized noble Indian. [Am. Lit.: The Deers layer]
Daggoo
African savage and crew member of the Pequod. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
noble savage
concept of a simple, pure, and superior man, uncorrupted by civilization. [Western Culture: Benét, 718–719]
Oroonoko
the noble savage enslaved; rebels against captors. [Br. Lit.: Oroonoko]
Queequeg
Polynesian prince and Ishmael’s comrade aboard whaling vessel, Pequod. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
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Critique: A collective work of impressively informed and informative scholarship, "Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, the Noble Savage, and the Not-So-New Indian" illuminates the not-so-new Indian being formed in the public's consciousness by and through casino gaming.
The plot of Atala combines Catholicism, Romanticism and the noble savage.
As far as the noble savage is concerned, that phrase is from Dryden and does not appear in Rousseau's writings.
Though Gilbert later recognized the error, her portraits continued to document the powerful hold of the colonizers' image of the Noble Savage.
It focuses on Baron de Lahontan, who is credited with the invention of the concept of the Noble Savage and the establishment of its paradigm in eighteenth-century French writings on cultural difference.
the fat slobs ("Bernice"), the noble savage ("Leah"), the holder of ancient body-lovin' secrets from the East ("Priya")--never lets characters move past caricature, so Ensler never fully explores how a variety of women might feel about their bodies.
Johnston suggests that their sensitivity to class relations sometimes gave them particular insight into the humiliations experienced by the colonized, and their active engagement with the domestic life of colonial subjects enabled them to interrogate such constructions of the indigene as the noble savage or the childlike heathen.
The farmer is the cynosure of all eyes and ranks right up there with the noble savage.
Critics ignore the noble savage myth, leaving it standing.
The Noble Savage is usually associated with Jean Jacques Rousseau, a brilliant writer whose stirring words have been invoked to stimulate both democratic political movements as well as fascist and communist uprisings.
reason: You talk about three modern "myths" in the book: the blank slate, the noble savage, and the ghost in the machine.
People are comfortable in thinking about us in the past, that romantic notion of the noble savage,'' Orendorff said.