Solomon Northup: The Struggle Of Freedom And Slave

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As the writer gathers his thought to fill the paper of his joy of freedom and agony of twelve years of slavery with the lifeless ink dripping from his pen. His thoughts travel to a past, past filled with promises of liberty and freedom to peruse his dreams. Later became a person of agony, family less and striped of his freedom to serve as slave known as Solomon Northup. Solomon Northup, born in a family of slave in July of 1808 in the town of Minerva, Essex county, New York, which became free at the death of his master Henry B. Northup of Sandy Hill. His father Mintus Northup freedom gave him a chance to gain knowledge of education, right to vote and live civic life as a free man. Overwhelmed memory of his father’s kindness reminds him the …show more content…
Completing his work as a hack driver for Isaac Taylor, Solomon Northup and his wife Anne worked as seasonal employee. He also preformed hard work at the Saratoga railroad constructions. As he worked in town he met with slaves who traveled with their masters. Society sees them well dressed, well-fed and good health but their eyes are deep with sorrow and their harts are heavy with hope of freedom. As he looked at them his pride of free man hid their misery and pain of slavery from his eyes. (9) Until, on crisp morning while he walked around the Saratoga Street in search of employment in 1841, was approached by two mans named Merrill Brown and Abram Hamilton. Not knowing there true intentions and need of work, Solomon Northup agreed accompany them to play violin for them in order to get one dollar a day for services and three dollars for each performance each night. (11) Leaving a free state and entering a slave state, He traveled happily with free man verification papers in his pocket knowing that he will be back before his family from Sandy Hills with money to support his family and unaware of future events to be unfold. (13) He awakes next morning in chains and not knowing where he was. Dark place, not a sign of life around him, he shouts to get an answer. He tries to move around to make sense of his surrounding, feeling his pockets and relishing that the papers are missing. Understanding the truth and loss of freedom struck him like lighting and pain of family is too much to bear. (18) Worn down with anxiety, huger and pain along with mans, woman’s and children to be soled. Solomon Northup fights his thoughts to be slave and not being free. (20) As he enters the hall in clean cloths, shoes and body. The people surround them, feel them and have no sympathy for humanity. New Orleans slave dealer Theophilus Freeman sells him to a William Ford for a $1000. (52) His

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