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Analysisbenito cereno is, like bartleby the scrivener, one of melville's most hotly benito is melville's only work of fiction that deals directly with slavery herman melville was born in new york city in 1819, the third of eight children or billy budd as jaded satire—have only served to fuel the legend of billy budd.