Olaudah Equiano Character Analysis Essay

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A Different World Olaudah Equiano, a young man, noticed assailants had climbed over the walls of the neighborhoods premises. Suddenly, the Nigerian child and his sister had been held by the hands, gripped tightly and kidnapped from their beloved home. The tragic scene in The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, a memoir written in 1789, reveals the savagery of African raiders and white countrymen’s contribution the slave trade. A boy’s life drastically changed from being a mama's boy and doing exercises like shooting or throwing javelins to experiencing the horrors of an unsanitary, sorrowful slave ship. The author, Olaudah Equiano, writes about his distinctive experience by expressing himself exposing his observative, vibrant, and emotional self. Abolitionists everywhere should read and share Equiano's narrative because it reveals the horrible realities of the slave trade and shatters stereotypes by presenting a slave who is intelligent and emotional.
The narrative exposes the cruelty and ignorance of the nominal Christians who brutally treated the innocent slaves and managed the slave ship. A cargo filled with African slaves awaited for the young man as he embarked a journey of misery: “ When I looked around the ship...a multitude of black people of every description chained together, every one of their countenances expressing dejection and sorrow(Equiano 58).” They escorted the young boy to
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However, they hardly know how each slave felt going through the phase of slavery. Both parts should read the memoir because it presents a story that unravels the bitter truth and the sweet sensation of life in the eyes of this young man. Pro-slavery Americans should be ashamed, and Abolitionists should expand their knowledge based on the history of
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