Essay on The Mind Of A Slave

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The mind of a slave Slavery was a big issue in the 18th century. Lives and families where broken apart. Human beings where dragged out of their homes and thrown into ships heading towards an unknown land. There is no greater monster than slavery. Slavery is but a pure evil in this world. But despite the obstacles and horrors a slave faced in life there where many great men and women who rose to greatness and became a strong literary role model for anyone in the world today. Two of these amazing writers are Frederick Douglass and Oludah Equiano. Let me start of by introducing you to these great men. Olaudah Equiano, was an African American slave who wrote an autobiography “The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano”. He was born on 1745 in Igboland Nigeria and died on March 31, 1797. He was kidnapped from his home as a child and sold into slavery. Six months after being kidnapped he found himself on a slave ship and was forced to endure the middle passage. The things that slaves went through in those ships are truly horrifying. Olaudah Equiano further proves this by writing about his experience in the ship, “The closeness of the place, and the head of the climate, added to the number in the ship, which was so crowded that each had scarcely room to turn himself, almost suffocated us. The air soon became unfit for breathing, from a variety of loathsome smells, and brought on a sickness among the slaves, on which many died. This wretched situation was made…

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