Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl By Linda Brent

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It is sad to see the past that our country has. Slavery was and will always be a horrific act. Years moved on and some people forgot about those things that happened but some of the people left stories to tell and even some, wrote about their treatment and their lives as slaves. Linda Brent, the main character in ‘Incidents in The Life of a Slave Girl', tells her story being a slave and a runaway. The book comes full with the feel of desperation from the slave community and her most wanted idea that she wanted to pass to the reader was to show how desperate were they and that in the future you could unsupported slavery. She suffered a lot, both being slave and a runaway but the main question is, was she suffered more from physical abuse or …show more content…
Her master, Dr. Flint was a totally insane. As the story progresses he starts developing a strongest and meanest character towards Linda. When Linda arrives with the Flint family she was still very young and she was never brutally abused, but as she starts developing more. Mrs. Flint starts developing a hate of her because he noticed that Mr. Flint was interested in her. She even said that she preferred to work on a plantation her entire life than being with a slave to an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress. even though she was the slave from their daughter, Mr. Flint started to take advantage of her and started to have a mood that a psychopath lover would have. In Mr. Flint mind I think that he was thinking most of the times of raping her always repeating her “you are my property”. Maybe he never actually raped her, but he did rape her mind. As curious it sounds, its real. He emphasized in full her with fear. As soon as he entered she was taught to fear him. She was still a young lady and that’s what caused Mr. Flint to put his eye on …show more content…
Her grand-mother tried to convinced her not to leave, by saying that she couldn’t do of Linda’s children as she once did for her (pg. 77). I think mostly she wanted to show her that things for her worked out and that maybe thinking about escaping could bring something worse than freedom but a doom for her and her children. This gave Linda a lot to discern and I bet that it gave get a lot of nostalgia. Meanwhile, she was still working in the plantation when her ideas of escaping become even greater, thank s to a gentleman that informed her that the flint family was thinking of taking her children to the plantation (pg. 80). This meant that they wanted to force the children to work since a young age. She had to leave, leaving her kids behind. At this moment she encounters a lot of mix thoughts of all type. The main thought she had in mind and that caused her more conflict, was of leaving her kids behind. It was heartbreaking for her and caused her a lot of pain emotionally. Even though she did it having a plan in mind. That the Flint family selled her children so she could go with them. She passed thru a lot since then even her children were in jail but the thing that got me more stressed was when she was in the little den. She suffered a lot, both mentally and physically but it takes a lot of mental strength and determination to be there for seven years. Its unbelievable how much she spends there and it is very sad

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