Richard Frethorne Indentured Servant Analysis

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In his letter he described his life as an indentured servant as one where he has nothing to comfort him but sickness and death. The life that he was living in colonial Virginia was one where you couldn’t escape or else you will be captured. Attempting it could of cause him to die, therefore he hoped his parents brought his escape but with his parents being poor there was no way of escaping the life of an indentured servant. Having no escape as an indentured servant, he wrote to his parents a letter asking that his parents bought out the indenture. In his letter, he wrote that he was trapped in a place filled of diseases that can make any body weak and leave you with lack of comfort and rattled with guilt. Those feelings constantly controlled …show more content…

He also felt tired. Tired of dealing with lack of food and abandonment from his parents. He thought that this was an excellent solution to make his life better for him but in reality it became a problem because he was thrown in a situation where being a human didn’t matter. It was like how someone who abandons their life and escapes it to find something better, but this didn’t happen for Richard Frethorne. His situation was that a “Mouthful of bread for a penny loaf must serve for four men which is most pitiful. [You would be grieved] if you did know as much as I [do], when people cry out day and night – Oh! That they were in England without their limbs – and would not care to lose any limb to be in England again, yea, though they beg from door to door. For we live in fear of the enemy every hour, yet we have had a combat with them … and we took two alive and made slaves of them. This was his situation of his life, and by this quote it is pretty obvious that he wasn’t in a happy situation. Therefore the tone of his letter was feeling sorry for himself and craving that his parents to save him from being an indentured

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