Examples Of Slavery In Huckleberry Finn

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Slavery What do you think of when you first hear the word slavery? Most think of African Americans being mistreated. Slavery was very harsh on African Americans, but some slaves found their way around it. Some good examples of the life of a slave would be Jim, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Frederick Douglass, in “Narrative of Frederick Douglass”, and Harriet Tubman, in The Most Remarkable Woman of This Age. All three of them give great examples of how different slaves lives were. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jim is an example of a slave who is scared of being sold and being separated from their familes. The main fear of any slave is getting sold to an abusive family. Jim ran away because he did not want his owner, Miss. Watson, to sell him (Twain 52). He was never abused or mistreated and he always did what he was told to do. Miss Watson just wanted to sell…show more content…
Mr. Covey would always abuse Frederick in many ways like kicking him and he had no sympathy (Douglass 12). Frederick was a very tough slave, but he has enough of getting mistreated by Mr. Covey. Frederick tried to go to his master, Master Thomas, and ask to a new home, but he said no (Douglass 13-15). Master Thomas told Frederick that Mr. Covey “was and good man, and that he could not think of taking Frederick away from Mr. Covey” (Douglass 14). Harriet Tubman in The Most Remarkable Woman of This Age, was an example of a brave slave that was willing to risk their life for others. She would “risk her like to sneak into slave territories to free slaves” (The Most Remarkable Woman of This Age 484). There are not many slaves who She was a very hard working slave, but she was “always get hired into new homes” (The Most Remarkable Woman of This Age 485). Harriet Tubman eventually in her life time escapade slavery and made the Underground Railroad, which was freedom and safety to some
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