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Women Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Jacobs

- In her story Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs presents what life was like living as a female slave during the 19th century. Born into slavery, she exhibits, to people living in the North who thought slaves were treated fairly and well, how living as a slave, especially as a female slave during that time, was a heinous and horrible experience. Perhaps even harder than it was if one had been a male slave, as female slaves had to deal with issues, such as unwanted sexual attention, sexual victimization and for some the suffering of being separated from their children....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Abuse]

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Women Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Jacobs

- Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is a perfect sentimental narrative. Sentimental lecture became popular with women in the 1850s. Sentimental themes shown in Jacobs’s work include the sacred bonds, separation, love, death, heartbreak, sacrifice, and emotional feelings and sympathy throughout the narrative. According to Nina Baym, in Harriet Jacobs autobiographical work, Jacobs sought to “capture the attention of Northern white women… to show them how slavery debased and demoralized women…[and] to create sympathy for her plight; she sought to win the respect and admiration of her readers for the courage with which she forestalled abuse and for the independence for which s...   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Women Of A Slave Girl By Linda Brent

- White women were situated in many different ways throughout early American history. Women were used as audiences for progressive movements, imagined as the definition of purity, and even written as a tough, underestimated captive. The stories Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, “Young Goodman Brown”, and “The Captivity of Hannah Dustan”, are three very different examples of how women were situated between 1700 and the mid-1800’s. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was written by Linda Brent under the pseudonym Harriet Jacobs in 1897....   [tags: White people, White American, Young Goodman Brown]

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The Control Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Jacob

- The Controlling Master Throughout history we’ve been taught briefly about slavery and the hardships they had to endure. However, most history books today suspends the true horrors of slavery and the conditions slaves faced. Howard Zinn sheds some light in his book, A People 's History In the United States. He talks about the horrible conditions of slavery and why enslaving African Americans prospered. One condition in particular was the sense of control. Harriet Jacob, the writer of “Incident In the Life of a Slave Girl”, talks about the struggles she endured as a slave....   [tags: Slavery, Abuse, Slavery in the United States]

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Women Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Jacobs

- In the book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs, who, for her safety, called herself Linda Brent in the book. Harriet begins by talking about her childhood. She doesn’t know she is a slave until after her mother dies at the age of six. Her earliest years were not very pleasant, but she is soon given to the daughter of Dr. Flint and his wife Mrs. Flint. Dr. Flint was wealthy and cruel, and Harriet and her brother William found only in the kindness of their elderly grandmother Aunt Marthy....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Slavery Accounts Of Olaudah Equiano 's The Life Of A Slave Girl

- After reading the slavery accounts of Olaudah Equiano 's "The Life of Olaudah Equiano" and Harriet Jacobs ' "Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl", you gain knowledge of what slaves endured during their times of slavery. To build their audience aware of what life of a slave was like, both authors gives their interpretation from two different perspectives and by two different eras of slavery. In the beginning of each of the authors ' narratives, they begin off by elaborating on their family backgrounds....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Haunting In American Slave Narratives

- Haunting in American Slave Narratives Both Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl depict enslaved women hidden in attics or garrets in pursuit of freedom. These gothic allusions of people haunting or watching over either the town or the plantation are meant to suggest, among other things, a secret minority witness to the life of the slave society. Both stories portray their quests for autonomy in similar and also very different ways....   [tags: Stowe Jacobs Slave Narrative]

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Minorities in Life of a Slave Girl, Push, and Song of Solomon

- Minorities within Minorities in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Push, and Song of Solomon        In a study about minorities, the groups that are differing from the dominant culture are seen as homogeneous. But, if we look deeper into the groups, we can see that there are distinctions among the minorities concerning lifestyle and social status. In Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Push, and Song of Solomon the authors gave some examples in the background of their stories that shows people with differential identities of the general identity of the minorities....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Analysis Of The Narrative ' Incidents Of A Slave Girls ' By Harriet Jacobs

- In the narrative “Incidents of a Slave Girls” by Harriet Jacobs the author tells a compelling story. This is not only a compelling story but a story that holds many tails of her life. The Harriet Jacobs story is told through a young slave named Linda Brent. The tails of her unfortunate events hit close to home. Harriet Jacobs or should I say Linda Brent braveness, stride to survive and loyalty along with making a political statement is something I look up to can identify with. Throughout the story there were events that illustrated her characteristics listed above....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The Relationship Between White And Colored People On The Middle Class Women Of A Slave Girl

- Throughout ‘Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl’ Jacobs uses three main strategies to appeal to the middle-class women of the North. Firstly, she emphasizes topics such as sexual relations, violence and loss to shock the readers as most members of the ‘Cult of True Womanhood’ have never been exposed to these realities. Secondly, Jacobs introduces many aspects of slave culture that humanize slaves and allow the reader to see the similarities between white and colored people, inciting empathy. Finally, Jacobs contrasts the treatment and lifestyles of whites and slaves, highlighting the senselessness of the cruelty and inhumanity that the slaves faced....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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Oppression Of African American Women Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Jacobs

- Oppression of African American men and women in the United States is largely responsible for the well-known stereotype of white male owners in the late decades of slavery. Wide spread racial supremacy modeled character traits for both fictional and historical characters in American literary history. Mr. Gaudet from property by Valerie Martin and Dr. Flint from Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet Jacobs share three main character traits typical of that for a white slave owner in America: unmerciful, domineering and amoral....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, Racism]

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Plight of Women in Song of Solomon, Life of a Slave Girl, and Push

- Plight of Black Women as Double Minorities - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Song of Solomon, Push         Typically minority groups are thought of in the context of race; however, a minority group can also consist of gender and class. The struggles facing a minority group complicate further when these different facets of minority categories are combined into what is sometimes called a double minority. Throughout American history, African American women have exemplified how being a double minority changes the conditions of being a minority....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Dreams in Song of Solomon, Narrative Frederick Douglass, Life of a Slave Girl, and Push

- Dreams in Song of Solomon, Narrative of Frederick Douglass, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Push   In 1776 it was stated that our country was based upon one simple truth, "That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Though stated with a poetic justice, this statement did not hold true for all U.S. citizens. Many citizens were held in captivity, versus freedom, unable to pursue those "inalienable rights." After two hundred years of inequality, Martin Luther King, Jr., would provide one of the most vocal positions regarding the lack of equal rights owed...   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

- I will begin with a comparison of the two books, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” and “Harriett Ann Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” with their title pages. Douglass’s title is announcing that his entire “life” as an “American Slave” will be examined. While, Jacobs’s title offers a contrast and proclaims that this will not be the story of her full life, but a selection of “incidents” that occurred at specific times in her life. Jacobs refers to herself in the title as a “slave girl,” and not an “American slave,”....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Narrative Of Frederick Douglass

- Slave narratives were one of the first forms of African- American literature. The narratives were written with the intent to inform those who weren’t aware of the hardships of slavery about how badly slaves were being treated. The people who wrote these narratives experienced slavery first hand, and wanted to elicit the help of abolitionists to bring an end to it. Most slave narratives were not widely publicized and often got overlooked as the years went by; however, some were highly regarded and paved the way for many writers of African descent today....   [tags: slave girl, a twist, jacob]

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American Dream in Song of Solomon, Narrative Frederick Douglass, Life of a Slave Girl, and Push

- American Dream in Song of Solomon, Narrative of Frederick Douglass, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Push    In an era where "knowledge is power," the emphasis on literacy in African American texts is undeniable. Beginning with the first African American literary works, the slave narratives, through the canon's more recent successes such as Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and Sapphire's Push, the topic of literacy is almost inextricably connected to freedom and power. A closer investigation, however, leads the reader to another, less direct, message indicating that perhaps this belief in literacy as a pathway to the "American Dream" of freedom and social and financial success is...   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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The Difficulties Experienced By The Slave Women

- The Difficulties Experienced by the Slave Women In Harriet Jacobs book called; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, she describes her life in an enthralling story that clearly reveals how complicated the lives of slaves were before the Civil War. As a result, she portrays the ruthless punishments, privation of food and sufficient clothing, severe labor and wrecked families. In this book, Harriet Jacobs discloses the cultural binary structures of black and white women. Moreover, she mainly concentrates on the subject of a woman’s sexual history to show that gender conventional images, which make the life of women slaves harsher than slavery for men....   [tags: Black people, Slavery, White people, Race]

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The Representation of Family in Slave Narratives

- In this essay I intend to delve into the representation of family in the slave narrative, focusing on Frederick Douglas’ ‘Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave’ and Harriet Jacobs ‘Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.’ Slave narratives are biographical and autobiographical stories of freedom either written or told by former slaves. The majority of them were ‘told to’ accounts written with the aid of abolitionist editors between 1830 and 1865. An amount of narratives were written entirely by the author and are referred to as authentic autobiographies....   [tags: freedom, dehumaization, feelings]

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A Comparison of Imprisonment in Yellow Wallpaper, Jane Eyre and Slave Girl

- Imprisonment in Yellow Wallpaper, Jane Eyre and Slave Girl    When I think of prisons, the first thing that comes into my mind is of course locking someone up against their will or as a punishment, because someone else has decided that this is for the best or simply wants to get someone out of the way. Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre is locked up in the attic and the woman in The Yellow Wall-paper is confined to a summer home by her husband. For both these women, the locking up serves as yet another prison: they are both already prisoners in their own bodies by their mental states....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Significance Of The Slave Narratives

- The Significance of the Slave Narratives The slave narratives also known as freedom or liberation narratives, are stories about the enslaved people. The slave narratives displayed many of the experiences those people went through from growing up as a slave or even being transported to America through the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Often times the stories would be of how they went from slavery in the south to freedom in the north. These stories had many characteristics and they appealed to many different audiences....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Slave Narrative Literary Analysis

- Prior to the publication of any slave narrative, African Americans had been represented by early historians’ interpretations of their race and culture. Commonly accepted gender roles are a product of the biological and social evolution of humankind and are polarized between masculine and feminine expressions. These roles have been universally adapted and historically assigned to individuals based on gender. The collective acceptance of individual gender roles has fashioned them into a lens through which all human experience is filtered down to the individual....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Classic Slave Narrative

- The book The Classic Slave Narratives is a collection of narratives that includes the historical enslavement experiences in the lives of the former slaves Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, and Olaudah Equiano. They all find ways to advocate for themselves to protect them from some of the horrors of slavery, such as sexual abuse, verbal abuse, imprisonment, beatings, torturing, killings and the nonexistence of civil rights as Americans or rights as human beings. Also, their keen wit and intelligence leads them to their freedom from slavery, and their fight for freedom and justice for all oppressed people....   [tags: Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass]

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Slave Narratives

- The slave narratives of the ante-bellum time period have come across numerous types of themes. Much of the work concentrates on the underlining ideas beneath the stories. In the narratives, fugitives and ex-slaves appealed to the humanity they shared with their readers during these times, men being lynched and marked all over and women being the subject of grueling rapes. "The slave narrative of Frederick Douglas" and "Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" themes come from the existence of the slaves morality that they are forced compromise to live....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Discrimination]

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Slave Girls

- Harriet Jacobs was born into captivity in the 1800's North Carolina. Both her parents were African American slaves that were surviving in the country by paying a fee to their master to contract work. Her mother died when she was six, and Jacobs was left to the mistress of the house. Many children that were slaves were orphaned by premature deaths of their parents and forced to live without love and security in their lives. Often children were bought and sold just as if they were produce at a market....   [tags: Slavery]

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African American Autobiographies and Slave Narratives

- The Misuse of Religion During Slavery and How Slave Narratives Depict Slaves Religious Views “I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of the land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity.” Frederick Douglas’s infamous quote was used to explain how slave masters seem to value a different form of Christianity than he was used to....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Jacobs & Douglass: An Insight Into The Experience of The American Slave

- The slave narratives of the ante-bellum time period have come across numerous types of themes. Much of the work concentrates on the underlining ideas beneath the stories. In the narratives, fugitives and ex-slaves appealed to the humanity they shared with their readers during these times, men being lynched and marked all over and women being the subject of grueling rapes. "The slave narrative of Frederick Douglas" and "Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" themes come from the existence of the slaves morality that they are forced compromise to live....   [tags: American History]

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Contradiction to Relationship: The African American Slave Family

- Human beings are born with a tabula rasa. This is a theory that explains that people are born without a pre-existing knowledge of their identity. It further describes that human knowledge and the development of their nature comes from experiences and interactions with other human beings. These types of interactions can turn into relationships, which can aid in personal growth and also bring in a strong support system during times of crisis. One of the first places a person may find this type of support and connection is in a stable family....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Slave Resistance And Rebellion Throughout Antebellum America

- Essay A: Slave Resistance and Rebellion in Antebellum America As an African American, I do not recall being taught, at home or in school, the countless day-to-day attempts of resistance that black slaves carried out. I was taught, in history classes, that the only forms of resistance slaves attempted were running away occasionally and the ability of some slaves, who were house slaves, to learn to read and write that is without their slaveholders knowing. The origins of slavery in America started soon after the first captured Africans came in the ports of Virginia....   [tags: Slavery, American Civil War]

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Harriet Jacob : A Slave, And Had Been Since The Day She

- Harriet Jacobs was a slave, and had been since the day she was born in 1813. However, she realized her enslavement when her mother died when Jacob was only six years old. She went through many hardships during her time as a slave. One being owned by Dr. Flint. This situation then led her to have kids with Mr. Sands, in which changed everything. She became determined to fight and do whatever possible for her and her children’s freedom. Harriet Jacob talks about her family as being an important element in her life....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Classic Slave Narratives: Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass and Olaudah Equiano

- The book The Classic Slave Narratives is a collection of narratives that includes the historical enslavement experiences in the lives of the former slaves Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, and Olaudah Equiano. They all find ways to advocate for themselves to protect them from some of the horrors of slavery, such as sexual abuse, verbal abuse, imprisonment, beatings, torturing, killings and the nonexistence of civil rights as Americans or rights as human beings. Also, their keen wit and intelligence leads them to their freedom from slavery, and their fight for freedom and justice for all oppressed people....   [tags: sexual abuse, masters, escape]

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Has Society Treated Men and Women Equally Through the Years?

- ... Being unable to raise their children was hundred times more painful than their heel-strings being cut to prevent them from escaping their masters. Jacob’s grandmother experienced this horrible consequence of slavery when her master died and her five children were divided among the master’s heirs. (9) How painful must have it been for Jacob’s mother to see her children being divided as if they were a piece of property. Are women the weaker sex. Absolutely not. Despite the inability to retain her children, she worked as hard as possible to save money hoping to purchase their freedom....   [tags: hard labor, slave woman]

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Sharing The Same Fate in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- Is it possible for two people who have never interacted with each other throughout their lives to share the same fate. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck is a young boy who decides to run away from his abusive father, accompanied by an escaped slave who believes that he will be sold and separated from his family. Huck has no choice but to take on an adventurous journey, which allows his relationship with the slave, Jim, to blossom while testing their mental and physical skills. In correlation, in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Linda Brent is a respected slave who is “passed down” to an abusive owner and faces harsh treatment....   [tags: huck, slave, determination, selflessness]

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The Life Of Harriet Jacob 's Story

- Just like Harriet Jacob’s story, Equiano’s narrative had many important themes in this story. Identity was a major theme in this story. In this story, a man is allowed no identity if one is a slave, and must earned one despite what is going on in the world. One must work for its identity. As an African slave, Equiano had no identity at all. He was invisible. He had no control over his own movements, his own property, or his even name. Equiano aimed to found out who he was, but slavery had limited the opportunity to found out who is truly is....   [tags: Black people, Slavery, White people]

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The Life Of Frederick Douglass And Harriet Jacobs

- Frederick Douglass, well known for his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and his actions he took to fight for slavery to end. Harriet Jacobs who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs both escaped from slavery. Both former slaves also wrote their own narratives and autobiographies and made an impact on ending slavery and provoked understanding that they and other slaves down South were people in dire need to be free physically and legally....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass And Harriet Jacobs

- Religion is often something people turn to during times of difficulty. During the times of enslavement, Christianity was a double edged sword. The Angela Davis edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, illustrate how religion, mainly Christianity, was immensely complex and moved from one extreme to the other. When preaching Christianity to the slaves, slaveholders emphasized the Bible’s passages teaching obedience and pacifism....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The Life Of Harriet Jacobs And What She Went Through As A Child And As An Adult

- Andrews, L. William "Harriet A. Jacobs (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897." Harriet A. Jacobs (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897. Web. 10 Oct. 2016. The main point of this source is to inform readers about the life of Harriet Jacobs’ and what she went through as a child and as an adult. The source talks about all the different types of work that Harriet Jacobs did. The audience for this article would be the general public and there was no information about the author of this source. His name was William L. Andrews....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Affect Slavery Has On Family Life

- Slavery: The Affect It Has On Family Life & The Effects Of It The lives of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave includes diverse experiences that allow them to share common factors to relate to each others stories. Jacobs and Douglass were born during the slavery period in the “less harsh” regions of North Carolina and Maryland. Looking at and comparing their childhood, Jacobs and Douglass both enjoy the happier moments until they both experienced the loss of their mother at an early age....   [tags: Sociology]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Slave Girl '

- The novel The Slave Girl incorporates many important themes that highlight a significant amount of african history: Gender, culture, race, political organization, religion, health and trade. Much of the same these are also be found in the history of other places as well making the novel much more intriguing. In regards to trade, slave trade was very prominent is Nigeria, which is where this novel initially takes place. When Ojebeta, the protagonist was first born, she was considered a miracle because she was the first, and only surviving, daughter her parents had....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Africa, Caribbean]

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Use of Biblical Imagery in Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl

- Use of Biblical Imagery in Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl Throughout "Sapphira and the Slave Girl", Cather uses Biblical imagery to depict critical events. Specifically, Nancy's flight to freedom, and Mary's overcoming a potentially fatal illness. Cather continually uses Biblical imagery when describing Nancy's journey out of slavery and into freedom. For example, Mr. Colbert sees Nancy as going "up out of Egypt to a better land", clearly connecting her with flight of Hebrew slaves out of Egypt in the Bible....   [tags: Cather Sapphira Slave Girl Essays]

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Analysis Of The Life Of A Slave Girl By Harriet Ann Jacobs

- Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl by: Harriet Ann Jacobs Slavery was a cruel thing. Being sold from owner to owner spending your entire life under the orders of someone else just because the color of your skin, being the mother or father to a child than seeing that child being taken away from you and shipped off somewhere else, working all day not knowing when your next meal would be, and getting beaten senseless just because you made one little mistake. Well, Harriet Jacobs tells her story of slavery except from the view of a female slave through her narrator Linda Brent....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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Life of a Slave Girl

- Life of a Slave Girl Harriet Jacobs constantly refers to friends that help her through her plight for freedom. Relying on the kindness of others seems to be a trend through out her life. Harriet was always helped out when she was a slave and when she escaped from slavery. When ever she got into trouble someone always came to her rescue. Everyone that came to her rescue was risking themselves when they would aid her. Be it a good old friend from the past, someone who knew her mother or a random stranger in the last expected place, there was always someone to save her....   [tags: Papers]

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The Slave Girl: Hegemony's True Slave

- What makes The Slave Girl and The Bride Price more similar is the fact that their protagonists’ lives are affected by different hegemonies. While within their homes the dominance of the patriarchal rules and principals are supported by the society’s traditions, the entire society is under the hegemonic control of the colonizers’ ideology. The time span of the novel covers a period from the early 1900s to the end of Second World War. Nigeria was officially colonized on Jan. 1.1901, and it became a British Protectorate and part of British Empire....   [tags: Literature]

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Soul By Soul : Life Inside The Antebellum Slave Market

- When reading about the institution of slavery in the United States, it is easy to focus on life for the slaves on the plantations—the places where the millions of people purchased to serve as slaves in the United States lived, made families, and eventually died. Most of the information we seek is about what daily life was like for these people, and what went “wrong” in our country’s collective psyche that allowed us to normalize the practice of keeping human beings as property, no more or less valuable than the machines in the factories which bolstered industrialized economies at the time....   [tags: Slavery, African slave trade, Slave trade]

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Beauty Of A Slave Girl

- Performing gender through particular masculine or feminine actions is one of the techniques used to differentiate the sexes from one another. Specifically for women, femininity is a very important way of fitting into a community properly. The focus of femininity and the pressure it puts onto women greatly impacts the individual lives as well as the progression of the American identity as a whole. Since both "The Scarlet Letter" as well as "Life of a Slave Girl" were both set in the 1800 's, both texts display many of the same feminine traits for both main female characters....   [tags: Woman, Femininity, Gender, The Scarlet Letter]

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The Reign Of A Slave Girl By Fredrick Douglas

- Many 19th century newspaper articles reflect issues also seen in literary text. Two such articles are “The Reign of Terror.Gross Outrage in Georgia” and “A Story of The Underground Railroad.” Similar themes are found in Fredrick Douglas’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” speech and Harriet Jacob’s “Incidence of a Slave Girl” narrative. Specifically, these texts share three common themes: how freedom is fictitious, even in the north; how the violence on Blacks was openly accepted and prevalent throughout the nation; and how a slave’s maternal instincts cannot be dominated by oppression....   [tags: Slavery, Black people]

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Harriet Jacobs 's The Slave Girl

- “The slave girl is reared in an atmosphere of licentiousness and fear”. Harriet Jacobs says this because she was subjected to unspeakable horrors and abuse from the time she was a young girl until the time she reached womanhood. Fear ruled her life; she was a slave to both her master and the ideology that she would never be more than a slave. Her fear was crippling, but luckily there was a remedy to this fear. Her children gave her the strength to break free from both the physical and mental slavery she endured at the hands of Dr....   [tags: Black people, Slavery, White people, Family]

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Biography And History: Harriet Jacobs The Life Of A Slave Girl

- Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is espectially the case in an autobiographical narrative. In this case, it is very difficult to detach yourself from the main subject matter, that is, yourself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fairytale Life Of A Young Girl

- Being born to a teenage mother, everyone assumed I too would become a statistic. All through her school years, she struggled to fit in. She felt like an outsider willing to do just about anything to gain acceptance. The summer before her senior she found the acceptance she thought she was looking for. The acceptance she had found was in an older man that had known all the right words to say, and he knew exactly how to impress a young girl who was looking for prince charming. The fairytale life she thought she was going to have soon turned into a nightmare worse than she could have ever imagine....   [tags: Family, High school, Mother, Personal life]

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Charlie Smith and Fountain Hughes: Life of Slave

- Charlie Smith and Fountain Hughes: Life of a Slave African American slavery was used to grow economies in the North and South before the Civil War. Although the North and South had different styles of slavery, they still had an owner/slave relationship that remained demeaning when a person owns a person. Narratives of interviews with Charlie Smith and Fountain Hughes are discussed as the slaves share their memories of their life as a slave. Charlie Smith was an African American slave who was born in Galina, Africa and was shipped to America as a young boy....   [tags: civil war, slave stories, army]

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Celia, A Slave by Melton McLaurin

- Melton McLaurin vividly describes the life of a sexually abused slave who fought back in the non-fictional memoir titled Celia, A Slave. As the story began, the 1800s were impassioned with one civil disagreement between two sides of the United States—whether the nation should legally end or perpetuate human enslavement (16). Slavery was particularly and heavily supported by the citizens of the Calloway County, the home of Robert Newsom (19). The proof of increased crop production through slave labor convinced Newsom to begin his investment in black slaves (20)....   [tags: sexually abused slave, controversial trial]

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Is It A Girl?

- Always generated a commercial named “Like a girl” in order to focus on the insult “like a girl” and how it has been effectively decreasing the confidence of females. Always decided to take the phrase and analyze the effects it has on multiple people by asking them to perform certain actions “like a girl”. The message of this commercial is to show that people of the female gender that they are not the connotation of these words and that they need to turn the stigma around and coin this phrase as something positive rather than negative....   [tags: Female, Gender, Male, Girl]

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The Life Of A Slave And The Homemaker

- Even though the world has changed and there has been new developments, the thoughts and views are not changed according to that. The rural areas of every country has people with the same traditional thoughts of women being a slave. Such places also has no access to education and those girls that live there are left out and also do not get the opportunity to realize how she could achieve her dreams. This view is not quite old, it began around the eighteenth century and lasted till the twentieth century....   [tags: Domestic violence, Human rights, Marriage, Woman]

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A Girl Is Not A Soldier

- A little girl goes to school for the first time wearing a blue striped t-shirt, blue jean shorts, and a brand new pair of sneakers. She wakes up early, fearful, excited, but mostly giddy. For such a little girl, she is exceptionally intelligent. She is ready to learn and has been asking her Mommy when this day would come for what has felt like a life time in kid years. Her mother did her hair in pigtails for the occasion, her outfit was laid out a week ahead, and her backpack had been packed for weeks....   [tags: Girl, Boy, Female, Woman]

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Oroonoko : The Royal Slave By Aphra Behn

- Oroonoko; The Royal Slave is written by Aphra Behn who was an English author. Her novel was first published in 1688. At its time of publication and still today this day, a lot of controversy surrounds Behn’s novel. It is important because it was one of the first published abolitionist writings by a woman. Behn influenced future writers to talk about subject that would normally be considered taboo. Oroonoko is about an African prince who is truly in love with a beautiful girl by the name of Imoinda....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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The Life Of A Slave

- The Life of a Slave in America Was importing African Americans for labor really worth it. America first began importing African American slaves in 1619; the slaves arrived in Jamestown, Virginia (North American Colony) to help produce lucrative crops like tobacco. (HISTORY.COM) Cotton soon became a major slave-driven crop, especially when the invention of the cotton gin arrived in 1793. (HISTORYNET.COM) Gradually, slaves became essential in producing cotton, tobacco, etc. in the American colonies, providing their hard burdensome labor....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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Girl By Jamaica Kincaid 's Girl

- Girl     The poem Girl by author Jamaica Kincaid shows love and family togetherness by creating the next generation of women. The poem is basically a guidebook for life on how a woman should take care of their family. Jamaica Kincaid demonstrates the proper task a woman should display. Girl symbolizes the proper way to respect yourself not only as a person, but as a woman. When a woman carries herself respectfully man admire her more. A man is usually attracted to women when mother-like characteristics....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Women]

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Struggle for Independence in the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, “An American Slave”

- In the early 1800’s, the United States’ culture of slavery was fostered for a lifespan of forcible enslavement. For all Slaves, this was the normality which was callously endured. In his work, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, “An American Slave,” Frederick Douglass argues and exemplifies that his fate was destined outside of the walls of slavery. In Douglass’ book, he narrates his earliest accounts of being a slave. At a young age, he acknowledges that it was a masters’ prerequisite to “keep their slaves thus ignorant”, reporting he had no true account of his age, and was groomed to believe, “a want of information concerning my own was a source of unhappiness to me even during ch...   [tags: slavery, Frederick Douglass An American Slave]

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The Life of a Slave

- My name is Shaniqua and I am a sixteen-year-old girl from Mali, Africa. Everyone was nice back in my village. I lived at home with my mother, father, and my younger brother, Jamal. Life back home was great. I would help my mother around the house and take care of my little brother Jamal. Jamal and I would help mama clean and cook. I would also help my mother make clothes to sell at the market. On certain days I would go to the market to sell the clothes my mother and I made. My mother and I would take turns going to the market....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Interstate Slave Trade

- Between 1790 and 1860 there were just about one million enslaved men, women, and children who were traded over state lines. The author of A Troublesome Commerce says the worst of the interstate slave trade started after there was a push for economic improvement in the South as they had to compete with the North’s thriving industry. Slave traders formed business partnerships to acquire and sell slaves, but this interstate labor market existed and functioned solely for the purpose of taking in a profit....   [tags: Slavery, History of slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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Crisis Intervention: Life-Threatening Incidents

- Crisis Intervention: Crisis situations are usually sudden, unexpected, life-threatening time-restricted incidents that may overpower a person’s ability to react adaptively. During these critical incidents, the extreme events may contribute to individual crises, traumatic stress, and even Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Generally, a crisis can be described as an incident that occurs when people are confronted with issues or problems that cannot be solved. The irresolvable incidents contribute to an increase in anxiety, tension, inability to operate for extended periods, and a successive state of emotional unrest....   [tags: terror attacks, stabilization]

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The Slavery Of The Slave

-   From the tiny and cramped spaces of the slaves boats that traveled the seas, where the descendants of king and queens, but soon as these slaves made it to the new world they were devalued and dehumanize because of the rich melanin that was embedded in them. This new land that the boat people deemed as home, was strange and unfamiliar to the slaves, which forced the slaves to adopt and adapt to the ways of the new world. Forced into slavery, these slaves had no chose, since the day they stepped foot of the boat they were looked at as a commodity and not a human being....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, History of slavery]

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Life And Life Of A Slave

- Life as a slave was very complex. Their lifestyles ranged from living a comfortable and almost normal life to continuously being abused mentally and physically beaten to the brink of death. For the slaves who had to endure the abuse, death would have been a blessing to them. Most slaves’ lifestyle depended on who was their master and mistress. Some slave owners were kind and allowed their slaves freedom to a certain degree. A slave’s loyalty and dedication to providing their master with a prosperous life insured that their family stayed with the owner for several generations....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The Rape Of College Rape Incidents

- College Rape Incidents There are many women that are raped, but “numbers don’t begin to tell the whole story” (“Rape and Sexual Assault”). Universities can do more to help prevent rape on their campus. Acts like Title IX and Violence Against Women Act can be enforced further more at colleges. Also, the staff and students can help prevent rape from happening; especially coaches and leaders of fraternities can inform athletes and fraternity brothers about rape because they are usually the perpetrators in rape situations....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, War rape]

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Social and Legal Definitions of Slavery Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

- Mr. Covey seemed now to think he had me, and could do what he pleased; but at this moment -- from whence came the spirit I don't know -- I resolved to fight; and, suiting my action to the resolution, I seized Covey hard by the throat; and as I did so, I rose. (Douglass 112, chapt. 10) In Chapter 10 of Frederick Douglass' Narrative of the Life of... an American Slave, Douglass describes an important incident in which he forces backward the standard master-slave hierarchy of beating privileges against his temporary master, Mr....   [tags: Narrative Frederick Douglass Slave Essays]

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The Slavery Of The Slave Ship

- When thinking of slavery, especially through an American perspective, plantations, harsh beatings, and runaway slaves are often what comes to the forefront of thought. What is often overlooked when looking at the history of slavery, are the slave ships, which transported the enslaved people away from their homes and their freedom. The slave ship was a hell-like environment that was intended to turn the fighting human spirit, which had only known freedom, to a broken and subdued spirit, not even recognized as human....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, African slave trade]

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A Useless Life in Araby by James Joyce

- ... First of all the boy learns that life throws many curves. All the boy can think about at this point is this girl. He is so anxious to go to the bazaar (Araby) and bring back a wonderful gift to his crush. However, his uncle has him working all day and by the time supper comes around it is already 9 o’clock. The boy asks again to go to the Araby and for a little money to take along with his. By now his uncles had forgotten all about the bazaar. “My uncle said he was very sorry he had forgotten....   [tags: life, curves, girl crush]

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The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

- In the seventeenth century, slaves became the major focus of trade between Africa and other parts of the world, namely the Americas and Europe. This was known as the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The trans-Atlantic slave trade was an involuntary voyage of Africans from their homeland, across the Atlantic Ocean, to the New World. The trans-Atlantic slave trade caused the deportation of millions of Africans to the Western hemisphere of the world. Millions of captives were shipped to their destinations performing hard labor under terrible conditions....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, African slave trade]

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The Advertising Of Like A Girl

- #LikeAGirl Girls are gentle creatures, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t mighty and brilliant. The #LikeAGirl campaign by Always assists in changing the image of girls and women all over the world. By asking a woman asked girls of all ages, a young boy, and a man to demonstrate various actions “like a girl”, the commercial shows the corruption of “like a girl” because the results consisted of people giggling, flipping their hair, and acting as dainty as possible. The makers and the advertisment’s girls want this generalization changed....   [tags: Boy, Girl, Woman, Childhood]

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Incidents of Racism in Australia

- On a warm November’s day in 2012, three young French girls hop on a bus in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. They sit at the front of the bus and start quietly singing a French song., when next second a man of about the age of 40, holding a pram, and a young women in about her 20’s charge down the bus and start verbally abusing them telling them “you should kill yourselves. Get out of Australia, and go back to ya home country, you don’t belong here. You're French you don’t deserve to sit at the front of the bus, go to the back behind everyone”....   [tags: rejection of immigrants in the Land Down Under]

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The Voice Of A Girl Is Marriage

- The narration above simply provides a vivid explication on how fun school is for Layla. School turns to be a moment where she finds most of her happiness. It does not necessarily mean that she is not happy at home, however, after getting her period, home connotes horror rather than place where one can find peace except for her private room. School offers Layla the freedom of just being herself where she does not feel the confinement at home. It also suggests that she values and treasures education and that she is waiting for achieving higher education, the university life....   [tags: Woman, Girl, The Nameless, Hero]

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Olaudah Equiano And The Slave Trade

- Olaudah Equiano was a freed slave living in London who made it his life person to abolish the British slave trade. His knowledge and training of the English language allowed him to grow into one of the key figures in the movement to abolish the slave trade in England. Although many scholars acknowledge his incredible talent, there has been evidence in the recent years that may question his reliability as a first-hand account. There is evidence to support that Equiano may have been born in South Carolina....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery]

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Girl, The Mother Is The Anatomist

- In this short story, “Girl”, the mother is the anatomist. The story took place in post-colonial. This short story is about womanhood. She is telling her daughter about womanhood with this long list. It has a lot to do with cooking, and cleaning and sewing and also how to set up a table. The mother feel as if her daughter could be perfect if she could just do all of these things. However there are two characters in this short story, one is the mother or she could even be the voice of society of what their role should be in their culture, and the other one is the daughter who is extremely overwhelmed in this story....   [tags: Woman, Female, Girl, Women]

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Olaudah Equiano And The Slave Trade

- As a young boy, Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped from his home in Africa and forced into the infamous slave trade. Like many other slaves, he was physically and emotionally traumatized by a series of unfortunate events that occurred in his lifetime. He was traded often, served under numerous masters, shipped along with hundreds of other enslaved people, and had to bear witness to the deaths of several slaves. Equiano was among the few who were eventually able to gain freedom, and even more of a rarity, acquired an education and published his own book....   [tags: Slavery, African slave trade]

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`` Girl `` By Jamaica Kincaid

- Always listen to mother. Mother knows everything. Mother is always right. In Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl”, smothering motherly advice is present through Kincaid’s use of a stern tone and a “how-to” format, providing instructions from an overbearing mother to her daughter on how she should live and behave as a young woman. These instructions, along with the stern tone, highlight the mother’s experience as a repressed woman and her skewed knowledge of what it means to be a female in society....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Family, Female]

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The Girl On Chinas Lost Girls

- a. When watching the girl on Chinas Lost girls it made me see how fortunate we really are. When we are born in American, whether it being a male or a female we are praised and celebrated with joy. In China that is not always the case. The males are highly celebrated and the females are not so much. When i look in my book and watch the movie a good term that goes with this documentary is Dominant Culture. Which is the culture held by the majority and/or by the most powerful group in a society....   [tags: Female, Male, Girl, Boy]

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Runaway Girl Escaping Life on the Streets

- In the beginning of Runaway Girl, Carissa, a second grader, is thrown out the house by her stepfather, Steve. Her mother, who watched, never checked to see if she was okay. (Phelps & Warren 2012, 3). The beginning was only the first part of her struggles of her life. When her mother and Steve were married, Carissa had to live with not just her blood related brothers and sisters, but her step brothers and sisters as well. There were eleven of them, plus her mother and Steve, in a house not fit for thirteen people....   [tags: literary analysis, phelp, warren]

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The Slave Ship By Marcus Rediker

- Marcus Rediker is the author of “The Slave Ship”. Marcus earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Virginia Commonwealth University. He taught at Georgetown for 12 years and right now he is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. Marcus has also written and co-written nine other books. He has been a part of creating other novels that are similar to the topic of “The Slave Ship”, so his degrees and experience with this makes him more than qualified to write on this subject....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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The Slave Trade And America

- This part of the paper will mostly focus on the colonies and America, as I know the greatest amount about slavery there, nevertheless, slaves were also sold to countries in the Caribbean, Middle America and South America as well. In fact, most of the slaves that came to the Americas through the Transatlantic slave trade were taken to Africa. When arriving to these different countries and colonies throughout the Americas, slaves were unloaded and sold at every single stop. Captured families that managed to stay together on these ships would be separated from one another due to these purchases, never to see each other ever again....   [tags: Slavery, African slave trade]

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An Emotional Slave in The Slave Dancer

- An Emotional Slave in The Slave Dancer I found The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox, to be a very commendable historical fiction. When I had finished reading the final sentence, I was left with a feeling of appreciation. I felt imperfect. For it easily could have been my ancestors who tortured the multitudes of helpless slaves. The Slave Dancer was a difficult book to get into, but it soon captured my interest and turned into an excellent, yet emotional, piece of literature. The Slave Dancer was a story that was so real and likewise so powerful....   [tags: Slave Dancer Essays]

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Analysis Of Paul Casting From An Unnamed Slave Girl

- Often skimmed over, is the story of Paul casting out a spirit from an unnamed slave-girl found in Acts 16. When read using a feminist lens, the seemingly minor text reveals unique power differentials between the girl and the other characters. Every character in the story exploits and uses the girl for a specific purpose, which illuminates the power differentials. The spirit of divination uses her body to speak through, the apostle Paul uses her by casting out her spirit so satisfy his needs, the owners exploit her for her fortunetelling abilities, and Luke, the author of the text, uses her to progress the story....   [tags: New Testament, Paul of Tarsus, Christianity, Malta]

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