AP Language and Comp.
8 August 2017
Text Connections to the Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
1. TEXT-TO-SELF One way I relate to this book is through parts of Jacobs’ personality. For example, she showed much creativity in her plan to get her children sent to the North, which was to pretend to have gone to the North herself by hiding in a friend’s home. She even made her escape more believable by asking friends in New York and Philadelphia to send letters to her grandmother. Having art as one of my passions as well as considering myself to be an ingenuitive person, I believe myself to be creative like her. Jacobs also has integrity. For example, she planned to confess to her grandmother about her love affair, …show more content…
Simple connections are both authors were taught to read by one of their masters, were fairly treated better than other slaves, both worked on plantations, and both ultimately escaped by boat. Though both narratives recall the author’s journey as a slave and the negative effects slavery has on its victims, they also discuss the corruption of slavery on slaveowners and the corruption of religion. In Douglass’s narrative, Sophia Auld’s character was used to show how slavery had completely transformed her into an evil person. In his appendix, Douglass also supplements his discussion of religion by explaining the Christianity of this land (slavery) and the Christianity of Christ. (113) Similarly, Jacobs’ also recognizes “the moral ruin occasioned by [the] wicked system,” (189) and discusses slavery and the church in chapter 13, titled “The Church and …show more content…
One of the most important aspects of this book is the separation of family and its devastating effect on the parents. Since 2013, deportations in the United States have separated many families, similar to the separation of families because of slavery. The affected families experience the same outcomes, such as depression and loneliness. Another important aspect of this book was the particular struggles that female slaves had to endure, which included sexual objectification from their slaveowners. Women today still experience this, as society and social media has sexualized the female body immensely. The affected women would therefore share same outcomes, like negative mental