Frederick Douglass Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

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In the excerpt from the Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass describes the inhuman life for the enslaved people on Colonel Lloyd’s plantation. First, Douglass mentions that those enslaved are given the very minimum amount of resources. In addition, Douglass states that the enslaved were given two shirts, one pair of trousers, one jacket, one pair of stockings and one pair of shoes, these they have to wear for a year until the next allowance day. For children who can no longer wear their clothes were naked until the next allowance day. Second, the enslaved were lack of food, their monthly allowance of food contained eight pounds of pork or fish, and one bushel of corn meal. Third, Douglass goes on to mention that everyone sleeps on the cold floor, and none of the slaves could get a good rest. Discipline on the plantation was administered through punishments. A sigh of …show more content…

In their opinion, it humiliates their higher position, as the owner seems to be more attracted by the enslaved. Jacobs found comfort from her grandma. Though she felt ashamed to tell her grandma what Dr. Flint had done to her, Jacobs is glad that she lived somewhere near her grandma, because her grandma is someone Dr. Flint fear of. In this sense, her grandma can provide her some sort of protection, and lets Dr. Flint be aware and more careful. Jacobs is also making an appeal for the women in North to help the enslaved in the South. Jacobs mentions how in the North, people are allowed to refuse the master, but in the South, orders have to be followed, even if you don’t want to do it. For example, the issue of sexual assault, even if the enslaved refused, it is useless, even their basic human rights are taken away. In this case, Jacobs is trying to raise the sympathy in the northerners in an effort for them to try to stop slavery and free the

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