Name:Conor Corcoran ________________________ Equiano & Falconbridge primary source exercise 1) How are Equiano and Falconbridge similar in describing the Middle Passage? What specific examples are consistent between the two accounts? The brutally of slaves and beating up slaves. How in Equiano the author was talking about how he had never seen so much brutally and mistreatment with slaves and in Falconbridge it talks about how The traders frequently beat those slaves.
Being kidnapped is not something you want to experience. Has someone important in your life ever been kidnapped? In the narratives of Equiano and Rowlandson they tell why and how they were kidnapped. Nobody but the person who has been kidnapped will understand how scary it can be. In “A Narrative Of The Captivity” and “The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olauhdah Equiano “ they have similarities and differences that they each can relate to by their stories of being kidnapped.
The worst bearing of both Rowlandson and Equiano has to face was being separated from their own love ones. Rowlandson was separated from her family and relations when her village was attacked then eventually lost her only child that was with her. Nevertheless, Equiano also endured tormented pain when he was parted from his sister while she was the only comfort to him at once. He was a young boy in a fearful atmosphere with nothing to convey a positive perspective. “It was vain that [they] besought than not to part us; she was torn from [him], and immediately carried away, while [he] was left in a state of distraction not to be describe”.
In 1757, he was purchased by a naval commander for about £40, who named him Gustavas Vassa. Equiano was around 12 when he initially touched base in England. For part of that time he remained at Blackheath in London with the Guerin family. It is here that Equiano learnt how to read and write and to do
Compare and contrast essay There are many ways The Uglies and Gattaca has in common and their differences. Gattaca was set into the future world. They are both set under control by this secret spies society. The ways that the book and the movie that include the same.
Roxana Alvarenga ,Vincent McLaughlin 11/29/15 Criminals are some of the worlds worst people. There are many types of criminal activities such as murder, drug dealing, kidnapping and burglary. The FBI’s most wanted list is for Americas worst criminals. Both Glen Stewart Godwin and Pablo Escobar were on this list. Both men had hands in drug trade cartels in Mexico.
Olaudah Equiano was an African American man in England during the late 1700s. His racial color alone automatically ascribed him as a slave during this time period. In 1789, Equiano wrote a memoir about his journey as a slave. At this time, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was taking place. Therefor slavery was very common, and it was not abnormal for a young child to be kidnapped and forced into slavery (Equiano 3).
I think Equiano chose to use the genre of memoir because he was relating a narrative that was so personal no other genre could fill the void. Equiano did not speak for all slaves or convey that his experience was universal. Though Equiano related his experiences though they were happening to only him though, slavery and discourse was happening to all of those around him. After reading the memoir I was distressed and enlightened. What Equiano experienced in his life was distressing and the way he conveyed his experiences to the reader was enlightening.
Interesting Narrative by O. Equiano gives his view as a free man, and then growing up in slave trade during this time in the European and African cultures. Equiano had hoped to give hope with his narrative, and show the reality to everyone not only his fellow Negros. Giving explicit, in-depth detail of how everything happened and how his world changed rapidly as well as everyone else involved in the Slave trade, whether being an owner, buyer, seller, or "item", everyone changed for the worse. Nothing was being done about these matters, so Equiano learned to read and write, and wrote his narrative to give a piece of history to his people and give them a meaning for all their hardships and tremendous pain while during the sixteenth and nineteenth
Throughout the book we see occasions on how Equiano was lucky such as, he was able to buy his freedom, tried to run away and was not punished, and was able to improve his education. Equiano accomplished to gain his freedom which is something that most slaves found impossible to do. One of the reasons Equiano was able to buy his freedom is because of his captain. For example “ I verily believe I should not have obtained my freedom when I did; and it not improbable that I might not have been able to get it any rate afterwards.” (The Interesting Narrative of Oladuah Equiano p.107)