In Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl Analysis

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According to dictionary.com Slavery is defined as the state or condition of being a slave; a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls their life, liberty, and fortune. The book In Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs wrote autobiographies about her families ' and her struggles she dealt with as a maturing "mullatto" child in the South. During Harriet Jacobs’ life, she speaks about many difficult times to keep her family, religion, and dignity on track so that she can try to keep herself going and have faith in change.
In slavery these women would be found sleeping on the floor at their slaveholders ' bedroom so that their job was easy to be awakened and ready to serve the child 's every
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It was recognizable that the needs of the white child and the mother out-weighed the black mother and child because slaves were not able to see or spend time with their children. She kept her station there throughout the summer and winter until she gave premature birth to six children; also being employed as night-nurse to Mrs. Flint 's children all day, not being able to get any sleep she was broken down. In slavery time I felt like there was no sympathy for anybody because whites were for self instead of thinking for others, it was their needs and their needs only. However, the Flint 's trusted this lady enough to have her mainly raise their children, despite the fact she was sleeping on the floor as if she was not well-meaning of a decent bed to sleep peacefully after working extremely hard. I believe in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, the emotional struggles of being a slave child whose father was their master to other slaves in this time period was religious due to that they had nothing else to look forward too but death or hardships coming after. In this time era there was not excitement about anything because you was always beaten or working hard to get no credit for your efforts. When …show more content…
She writes, "I was an object of her jealousy, and, consequently, of her hatred; and I knew I could not expect kindness or confidence from her under the circumstances in which I was placed. I could not blame her." Meanwhile, as the slaveholders were abusing their power and taking advantage of young slaves, the evil acts were concluding in the birth of many fair skinned slaves in the south. During this time it was made out to be okay for slave misters to do whatever they pleased because they were white and they had the power to manipulate salves mind because they did not speak proper English or could not fight for themselves or they was badly beaten. Sinfully, plantation owners would often sell their children to other slave owners for proceeds. Jacobs recalls, "I shuddered to think of being the mother of children that should be owned by my old tyrant. I knew that as soon as a new fancy took him, his victims were sold far off to get rid of them; especially if they had children. I had seen several women sold, with his babies at the breast. He never allowed his offspring by slaves to remain long in sight of himself and his wife." In all slavery it was common because the Slaveholders did not like to have their name violated because of someone suspecting that all of the "mullatto"

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