For one, being forced into an alien society is one of the more obvious identifiers evident in the Rowlandson and Equiano slave narratives. In the slave narrative written by Rowlandson, she is abducted from her home along with several of her friends and family members. Once she is captured, she is brutally forced to reside with the same Indians she witnessed scalp and slaughter her loved ones. Rowlandson states “Now away we must go with those barbarous creatures…” (Rowlandson 128). In this statement, it describes how Rowlandson was fully aware of how barbaric the Indians truly were. Rowlandson was able to witness firsthand the horrors and devastation that the Indians are...
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...s who attempted to escape, allowing Equiano to confront the evils of slavery firsthand. Confronting the evils of slavery firsthand is the utmost horrific perils that both Rowlandson and Equiano had to experience.
With this comparison and explanation it is with great hopes it gives a better understanding of the hardships that both Rowlandson and Equiano were forced to experience. Rowlandson and Equiano are defined as slaves not as the white slave and the black slave but by definition both are slaves. Both are forced to experience similar perils, and forced to live with the people who made them slaves in the first place. While being slaves, they both faced perils unlike anything anyone who had not been in their situation could possibly fathom, but both had the courage and the determination to become free again and in the end both succeeded, and were free once more.
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