Sunday, September 25, 2016

Voice of Freedom blog assignment #1

Chapter 4
The Interesting Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (1789)
Pontiac, Speeches (1762 and 1763)

Q2: What aspect of slavery does Equiano emphasize in his account, and why do you think he does so?

He emphasized that separation of families during the slave trade. He is one of the slaves before, and have seen many of the others that have to be separated. The emotion between two family numbers during the trade is so strong that it can influenced the outside like Equiano, but the slave owner. He describe that as "a new refinement in cruelty". He emphasize that there is no freedom for slaves by showing us the separation of families.

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