Summary Of Twelve Years A Slave By Solomon Northup

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“Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup is written with a sort of detached narrative, creating an opening for readers to place themselves in his shoes, by writing earnestly the story gives the reader a full perspective and a loftier sense of Northup character. "I have no comments to make upon the subject of Slavery. Those who read this book may form their own opinions of the "peculiar institution"." (Northrop 237) This impartial approach allows a bridge of commonalities between Northrop and his readers. Key fundamentals like sharing love and family history showcases his humanity, which the audience can bond with while leaving space for them to gather individual insight into Slavery. Northup advocated that in his writing, because “A good writer knows his or her audience intimately: the language they understand, the beliefs they share, the knowledge they hold." (Wax, Dustin) Northup freely lets the reader making their own intelligent connections, bombarding them with a bleak and narrow opinion could …show more content…
“Chapter 3.” Twelve Years a Slave, GrayMalkin Media, 2014, p. 19.

Wax, Dustin. “8 Qualities of Powerful Writing.” Lifehack, Lifehack, 24 July 2017, www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/8-qualities-of-powerful-writing.html.

Northup, Solomon. “Chapter 22.” Twelve Years a Slave, GrayMalkin Media, 2014, p. 237.

Douglas, Fredrick. “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Written by Himself.” Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Written by Himself, Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, , 5 Mar. 1999, docsouth.unc.edu/neh/Douglass/douglass.html.

Northup, Solomon. “Chapter 13.” Twelve Years a Slave, GrayMalkin Media, 2014, p. 147.

Northup, Solomon. “Chapter 3.” Twelve Years a Slave, GrayMalkin Media, 2014, p. 26.

Northup, Solomon. “Chapter 2.” Twelve Years a Slave, GrayMalkin Media, 2014, p.

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