Essay on Harriet Tubm Conductor Of The Underground Railroad

1011 Words Feb 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Wind your clock back a century or two, and wallow yourself in a situation where you are a runaway in “the land of the free”. You look up at a poster, a mere image of yourself. Not knowing a single word on the placard, you assume that it is nothing but a misused image. In reality, you are entirely wrong. You have been reported as a fugitive, trekking on the land that once was free, but now ruled by the Fugitive Slave Law. See how terrifying it is to assume something wrong? It may look inevitable that anyone can pander your weakness of being illiterate, but during that time, Harriet Tubman was an epitome of strength and dignity although she can neither read or write. Those slaves were not taught to read or write because the owners feared rebellion and desertion of the owner, resulting in a loss of “property” and money. In this sterling-written biography, Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad written by Ann Petry, chronicles a compendium of anecdotes about Harriet Tubman, a woman with no knowledge in the vernacular, cultivating crucial skills in order to avoid the world full of atrocious intellectuals in order to deliver her passengers from the Antebellum South to freedom. Because Harriet is illiterate, she compensates for her disability by having astounding capabilities: a voice that stirs up admiration, photographic memory, and cleverness unforeseen by a myriad of slave masters. Harriet Tubman has an extraordinary memory of her 3D dreams, which sometimes…

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