Nat Turner And The Slave Revolution Essay

1639 Words May 3rd, 2015 7 Pages
On an early August morning before the break of dawn no one would have suspected that Nat Turner would be leading a slave uprising. He entered his master’s home in Southampton, Virginia killing five of the family members from his plantation. This uprising would soon become the famous rebellion known as the Nat Turner Rebellion. This rebellion, which Tuner thought of as a sign from God would raise southerner’s fears and change attitudes towards slavery. Nat Turner was born into slavery in the 1800’s. He endured the pain and agony of the hardships of a slave. As little freedom played a role in his life he did not have many choices on how to live. He was forced to work under harsh conditions, along with no ownership to property as well as not having the right to marry. Like many slaves he would be sold and torn apart from family and friends. Though many slaves were assumed to fall into their places to work in the fields or become a servant, Nat Turner was peculiar from the day he was born. His body symbolized markings which his family had placed with their strong connection to God. Turner also had psychic intuition of events that had occurred before his birth and he was able to retell them as if he was there. From childhood, Turner believed he had a specific role to consume and he would enrich on his personal calling from the Lord. Turner practiced polite behavior to gain respect and was never to be acquainted with trouble. As he grew older he eventually developed into a…

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