Summary Of ' Sugar Cane ' Essay

789 Words Nov 18th, 2015 4 Pages
I. Summary
Sugar Cane is where they begin the story as African Americans are taught by white folks and worked as slaves to please those that were white. Solomon Northup, a free black man, from New York is kidnapped by two white men who bribe him to go with them to Washington, where he is drugged and then woken up secured to chains where he is then brutally beaten. A few days later he is then transferred by horse and boat to ultimately be sold to a landowner. He starts off having a good relationship with the master. One thing that stood out about Solomon was the way that he could play the violin and that stood with him as he then played at social gathering throughout the movie. Before long Solomon gets into an altercation with another master after being mistreated. For his acts, he is then hung to the point where he can barely breathe for countless hours, while others continue on with their day. During this time a scripture was formed allowing lashes as a punishment for not working as hard as a master may want. They were also graded on the amounts of pounds of cotton they would pull. Before long he encounters a white man who is picking cotton just like him, so he begins to think that he might be someone he could trust, but ends up backstabbing Solomon, in the end. In time he meets another white man who is helping him build a house. He was an abolitionist from Canada who ends up changing Solomon’s life. In the end, on a day when those enslaved worked in the fields, Solomon was…

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