Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in Eboa, Guinea which is now Nigeria. He was a son of a chief, and he was kidnapped into slavery at the age of 11, he was put on board in a slave ship. He described his first time when he arrived on the coast was the sea, and a slave ship. "I now wished for the last friend, death, to relieve me; but soon, to my grief, two of the white men offered me eatables; and, on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands, and laid me across I think the windlass, and tied my feet, while the other flogged me severely"(Equiano, The Middle Passage). He said that they speak another language and he don't have any id...
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...preme Court to free the slaves under the Declaration of Independence. "This is the most important case ever to come before this court. Because what it in fact concerns is the very nature of man"(Adams, Amistad). Then, slaves were freed once and again and were able to go back from their homeland. And as addition to the experience of the slaves, they were also chained together so no one can escape.
The similarities of Olaudah Equiano's descriptions to "The Amistad" descriptions is that both address the issues of slavery. Olaudah Equiano and Cinque from the Amistad are similar because they were both slaves that were set free and both went to have the same struggle and hardships in the slave life. They both discussed their lives according to what they felt as a slave. Joadson, an abolitionist is also similar to Equiano because they both worked hard for their freedom.
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