This was defiantly not an easy read for me personally my first read I didn’t understand the characters actions, or bizarre behavior but as I was re-reading and finally finished I understood the ironic plot. This story to me is full with irony, the slaves are actually “portraying” to be enslaved while the whites only appear to have freedom. The quote which Delano was almost memorized by was like a intuitive message “Follow your leader” because in fact the whites were acting so strange in particular allowing beatings that were called “ruff housing” or a game, and especially Cerenos weak demeanor was all his following of his leader. In the end Cereno even followed Babo to his death. He was unable to find the strength to survive and recover after the experience, which highlights maybe on a another “white man” weakness or Spaniard in this case. The Africans who were enslaved dreamed of freedom and they prayed for the day to receive it you can guarantee they will find the courage and will to accept and overcome their past. I also at certain points found myself worried for Delano I felt nervous once I had a feeling that this ship was not an average of the time, he was unguarded and very naive.