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Slavery: A Cycle of Victimization

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Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work. Slavery was cruelty at its best. Slavery is described as long work days, a lack of respect for a human being, and the inability for a man or a woman to have gainful employment. The slaves were victimized the most for obvious reasons. Next on the list would be the families of both the slave and slave owners. At the bottom of the list would be the slave owners. Slavery does in fact victimize slaves, slave owner and their families by repeating the same cycle every generation. Parents had to raise their children knowing there children would suffer the same fate as they did when they become of age. “Grandma was soon to lose another object of affection, she had lost many before.” (pg. 39) When the kids were young they were allowed to develop friendships with the slave owner’s children. “Color makes no difference with a child.” (pg.50) Kids are oblivious. However, slave children began to realize what the rest of their life would be like when they did become of age. Sopia the slave o...

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  • Describes slavery as a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work. slavery was cruelty at its best.
  • Explains that parents had to raise their children knowing there children would suffer the same fate as they did when they became of age.
  • Explains how the slaves were victimized and worked until they were physically exhausted. the slave owners believed that slavery was good for them and transformed them from farmers to brutish beings.
  • Opines that the rage filled slave got his chance to afflict revenge on his owner. douglas had a bout of rebellion during his stay with edward convey.
  • Explains that slavery victimizes slave owners' families by repeating the same cycle every generation. some owners gained slaves through death, marriage and birth.
  • Concludes that slaves were victimized the most for obvious reasons. they were unpaid workers with no rights. douglas was right when he said slavery victimizes everyone.
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