The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

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    slaves at that time was about ten to twenty percent. Only a few slaves during that period had the opportunity to learn to read and write. Slavery would later become a large problem in North America and lead to what we call the Civil War. One slave, in particular, Olaudah Equiano, describes his experiences in his narrative. Olaudah Equiano describes his life experiences as a slave in The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Olaudah Equiano. Olaudah Equiano describes the conditions of the boat as miserable and dreadful. “The African interior was riddled with disease....,” Eye Witness to History confirms. Also in the article it describes the conditions of the boat as very poor and little to no space to move and breath. In most slave trade boats, slaves were penned in like livestock and little essentials provided for them. “This produced…

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    to the Americas coming from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.) In the late seventeenth century, slave trade was introduced to the Americas to help work the large plantations that scattered the east coast. Slaves were used for many tasks: clearing fields, planting, caring for, and harvesting crops, daily chores around the estate, and even caring for their owners. Should a serf ever step out of line, they were met with a whipping, burning, cutting off of appendages,…

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    Freedom isn't free, “let freedom ring”. In the three articles one being a true story “The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Olaudah Equiano” , a speech “ I Have a Dream” and another story “Story of an Hour” . “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. this was a speech for freedom for the blacks and being able for everyone to be equal no matter the race. In the “ The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Olaudah Equiano” by Olaudah Equiano . In his story he explains his life as a slave with…

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    about the horrors of the legal and societally accepted practice. The slave narrative is one that dates to the mid 1700’s (“Slave Narratives”), and continued into 1863 when the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves – yet the struggle for African Americans continued well into the 20th century with Jim Crow. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; or, Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself (1789), by Olaudah Equiano, is just one of thousands of these slave narratives…

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    The Interesting Narrative of the Life and Other Writings by Olaudah Equiano was written in the 1780’s about his life, trials, and successes as well as the lives of slaves and slavery in general. It was written through the eyes of a man who witnessed and experienced slavery first-hand and managed to buy his freedom. By the time he died in 1797, he was a free man, a published author, and was able to amass a large estate that was left to his daughter. He became a Methodist and was very outspoken…

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    one of the common practices among many nations that affected many innocent individuals. As a result, it influenced writers to reveal the horrors of slavery despite the white-superiority society they lived in. In his autobiography, “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African”, Olaudah Equiano focuses on his own experiences as a slave that motivated him to take a political stance in the abolition of slavery. Slavery had tragically affected…

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    Many slaves have been treated brutally by white men and Christians; as a result, slaves created slaves narratives to advocate for antislavery and better treatment. One example of a slave narrative is The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African Written by himself, published in 1789. Olaudah Equiano, the narrator of the speech narrative, is an African-American who was a captured at a young age from his own race. In addition, he was sold into the slave…

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    Are you familiar with what a primary source is? A primary source is a story that comes directly to you from the author who lived that story a long time ago. An Egyptian might have written a story, and that story today would be a primary source. In class, these past two weeks have been full of primary source stories. The stories are “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano,” by Olaudah Equiano and “La Relacion,” by Cabeza de Vaca. Although Olaudah Equiano’s narrative and Cabeza…

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    Aphra Behn and Olaudah Equiano use their respective works, Oroonoko and The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, to attack the theory of imperialism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The term imperialism is defined by James Tully as a trifecta of arguments in support of European superiority in foreign countries: firstly, that all other cultures are inferior, secondly, that the course of nature will Europeanize all…

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    Olaudah Equiano published his narrative, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, in 1789. Equiano was born in 1745 in the district of Eboe, Africa. His autobiography informs readers of his life during the slave trade. The Slave Trade was a harsh business during the 15th to the 19th centuries. Incidentally, this eighteenth century narrative is about a boy who was kidnapped at the age of eleven and sold into slavery. Equiano was one of many who had…

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