By this time her father had died as well this caused Jacob’s to rebel against God because he had taken away her mother, father mistress, and friend. But her grandmother was always there to comfort her as best as she can. Not only was she sad but she became miserable to the treatment slaves suffered on her new plantation. Little attention was paid to slave’s meal, also if the meals were not served at an exact time on a particular Sunday she would wait till it was served and spit in the kittle pans, and the slaves could get nothing more except what she choose to give them, these were the ways of her Mrs. Flint. As for Dr. Flint he made his cook tremble because if the food was not to his liking he would have her whipped or make her eat it by cramming it down her throat till she choked.
Anney tried for several years to get her daughter Bone’s birth certificate changed from saying “Bastard”. Anne Boatwright was consider to be “No-good, lazy shiftless” (Allison 3), in other words known as “White Trash”. At this time in the south it was frowned upon to have a child without having a husband, so every time Anne tried getting her daughter legitimized they would laugh in her face and deny her and it did not help that she was only fifteen. Anne knew her relationship was not a normal one and she tried everything in her power to make it work. Anney was frightened to fail her relationship as a result of her being so dependent on her husband Daddy Glen.
Second, when Jacobs was talking to her grandmother, her grandmother was very angry about her pregnancy. She wanted Jacob to go away because she had disappointed her mother (Jacobs, Page 4 of 5). Jacobs’s mother was a typical slave who constantly working hard but staying poor and commonly very sad (Henretta, 364). However, if she knows her daughter did not get married, but has already pregnant which meant the child would not have a father, she would get more sorrowing, and had a much tragic and harder life than now. As the time postponed, the bargain rights made many slaves had their free time, and they were making money by growing tobacco and food on their pr... ... middle of paper ... ...ve women to get pregnant (73).
Isabella had a total of ten to twelve siblings, but being the second youngest, all her older siblings, other than her younger brother Peter, were sold to other owners before she could remember them. Her parents would cry most nights late into the night thinking about the children who had been taken from them. Isabella was born into slavery to Colonel Ardinburgh, the owner of her parents, but was sold to a John Neely at the age of nine (Gilbert, 1-3, 6). Neely would beat Isabella horribly, so after much praying she was finally sold again to a fisherman (Gilbert, 6-7; Adler, 5). The last owners Isabella would ever be sold to were the Dumont's (Gilber,7).
After Celie has been raped by her abusive father, who also gave her children away, she is forced to live with Mr. ____, her husband, who is equally, if not more abusive than her father ever was. Celie can’t see herself living any other way, and although she isn’t happy, she accepts this way of life. Jeanette Winterson wrote, “Oranges are not the only fruit”, which was published in 1985. She was born in Manchester in 1959, and was adopted by two evangelist parents. She left her parents in 1975 after starting a relationship with another woman.
He has been working as a slave along with Sethe and a few others and during those times, he longed for Sethe to be his wife but that opportunity was snatched away by another fellow named Halle. It turned ... ... middle of paper ... ... is traumatized and is unable to recover afterwards. Soon it becomes impossible for her to live and gives up; she dies. Beloved – Beloved is the supernatural spirit that has come back to seek love and attention from her mother. She was the oldest daughter of Sethe but sadly was murdered by Sethe herself and this act was committed by Sethe because she believed she was protecting Beloved from slavery.
Worse still, many a husband discovered that his wife had fled from slavery years ago, and as “the child follows the condition of its mother,” the children of his love were liable to be seized and carried into slavery” (155) Extremely pity, sorrow, and shame is projected throughout Jacob’s book which covers not only her life, but also the common misfortune of many victims of slavery. Undoubtedly the women slaves were repeatedly abused, discriminated, and harassed not only by the society but also by the sadistic masters becoming the most mistreated of a slavery society.
The relationship between a mother and a father, even when the couple had at least some certainty in their ability to stay together, was tenuous. For many, committing to one relationship after slavery required sifting through the baggage of their past lives. Many mothers had children from men long passed out of their lives, like Sethe, and had to look for a new man to support the family and act as a father figure. This was painful -- and risky. Sethe remarks on men that “They encouraged you to put some of your weight in their hands and soon as you felt how light and lovely that was, they studied your scars and tribulations, after which they did what he had done: ran her children out and tore up the house” (Morrison 13).
Sometimes when her guilt took her over she would give him fifty cents and another promise; and at other times she just abused him. When Mrs. Manson got fed up with taking care of Charles she arranged to have Charles put in a foster home, but arrangements fell through. As a last resort she sent Charles to Gibault School in Terre Haute. Mrs. Manson couldn't keep up the payments and once again Charles was sent back to his mother's abuse. At only fourteen Manson rented himself a room and supported himself with odd jobs and petty theft.
Linda starts the book talking about her childhood with her mother and her brother. However, soon Linda is separated from her family and moves to a new master who is younger than her. She has to listen to her master’s father who is Dr. Flint since her master is not old enough to make decisions on her own. She soon learns that Dr. Flint is trying to seduce her and she knew that he was “the father of eleven slaves” (p. 35) making her a target since no mother slave dared to say who the real father was. She had seen how families are broken apart never to see each other again since her family was one of them.