Afro-American Slave Narratives Analysis

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Violence is a common motif to all slave-narratives, and ‘incidents’ is no exception. Slaves are burned, frozen, and whipped to death. Their wounds are washed with brine for further intensifying torture. The politics of apocalypse in Afro-American slave-narratives goes beyond the rewriting of the silenced, forgotten, erased history. It is to shame and shock the mainstream reader, into acceptance of the white guilt as a mark of the end of the extremely damaging slavery system as it is to give voice to their stuffed souls to unburden their hearts. Jacobs includes such accounts throughout the narrative. In such a description, whipping occurs shortly after Linda comes to the house of Dr. Flint, an infamous slave master. Rather than speaking out
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