Jamoan is the leader of the opposing army that besieges Oroonoko’s troops. For most of the fight, the lovesick Oroonoko pines for the presumed death of Imoinda. When Oroonoko returns to his senses, however, he helps defeat Jamoan’s army, seriously wounds Jamoan, and then retains him as an attendant. They become good friends, and Jamoan helps cure Oroonoko of his melancholy over losing Imoinda.
The Oroonoko quotes below are all either spoken by Jamoan or refer to Jamoan. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
The timeline below shows where the character Jamoan appears in Oroonoko. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
1. Oroonoko in Coramantien
...and the Captain prepares the ship for a royal reception. Oroonoko, his French tutor, Aboan, Jamoan, and around 100 of the noblest male courtiers come aboard the ship that night. The... (full context)