Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl Summary

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Many of life’s fantasies can remind us of someone’s life from our past or someone we care about. Every so often, a reader may come across a story that feels as if the narrator is telling the story through his or her own life experiences. The nonfictional story, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is a convincing third person, limited omniscient narration by Harriet Jacobs, and it shows a diverse use of extreme cruelty and hardship that slaves resisted in their condition and by creating their own ways of living, which allow the readers to learn how narrators can use their emotion and feeling to explain their life experiences. The story’s main purpose was to show how slaves created their own culture and ways of life through the Bible and their religion. Jacobs emphasizes the culture diversity and hardship that many slave women went through. She compared the difference between being a male and female slave, along with being a white American and an African American. Firstly, many slaves created their own culture and ways of life by relying on the Bible and their religion. By doing so, it allowed slaves the possibility of a…show more content…
In addition, possibly the greatest burden of Linda 's life is that her children will become slaves. “I was born a slave: but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away” (Jacobs 1). Pious slave owners were often the ones who beat, raped, and killed their slaves, but you would find them in the pew of church every Sunday. Many slave owners of that time used the Bible to justify slavery. Jacobs, whose grandmother was a God-faithful woman, understood the insincerity of the "pious" slave owners of the south. The people in the north did not understand the true cruelties of slavery. The novel was written to open their eyes to a "Christian" nation that so desperately needed the true love of
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