Olaudah Equiano Summary

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is a very interesting autobiography of a man of African descent, who paints a picture for the readers as he takes us back through his journey of being born into a life with freedom, being captured and sold away into slavery, and later on buying his own freedom back. In the story, Mr. Equiano goes into great detail when describing his life as a slave, from his journey across Africa to his many voyages around the world. He narrates from a very dramatic perspective, which gives the reader a good vison of what is going on. Later on in life, Equiano decides to become a spokesman for the freedom of African slaves and writes his autobiography to have his voice heard. After publishing his book,…show more content…
After serving in numerous battels and completing a number of different trades, Equiano is sold away to a Quaker and starts working on a field plantation. Serving as a guager on the plantation, Equiano performed his job at a high magnitude and was able to be paid for his services. Equiano was even able to save enough money to purchase his own freedom. Shortly after becoming a freeman, he decides to become an abolitionist to fight against slavery and writes a story of his life to showing how Africans are humans just as equal as others. His book was to speak for the African slave population and push to bring an end to…show more content…
Whether his words were honest or not, his intentions behind the autobiography was to make it a point that slavery had no place in Gods’ world. Humans were to be treated equally no matter what the color of their skin be. He wanted the reader to view his life as a turning point for Africans and that they could be educated, respected, and valued as were white people. Mr. Equiano traveled the world to make it a point to end the African Slave trade. He even went to the extent of sending letters to Royal families, expressing how slavery was taking the life away from others. I believe Mr. Equiano was successful at getting his message understood by the people and contributed to the freedom that African’s have in today’s world. His voice was
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