The Invention Of Wings By Sue Monk Kidd: An Analysis

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Treated unfairly, beaten and put down slaves, had no rights in the novel The Invention of Wings. Sue Monk Kidd explained abolition at its greatest point of effectiveness. Abolitionists despised slavery and did everything in their power to abolish it. It took courage to be an abolitionist because an abolitionist had to take the harder path and stand up to the people who opposed ending slavery. In the novel the characters face hardship, sorrow and loss, but it is through their ability to be courageous that helps them learn best what they must do to survive. The book The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd explains the difficulties of the abolition of slavery in Charleston South Carolina during the 19th century. Sarah and Nina are sisters they both decide to go…show more content…
Sarah ignored the fact that she could be thrown in prison if she goes. Her bond with Hetty makes her use her courage to save her friend and to stand up to her mother. She explained, “I don’t know if I can do anything, but I can’t sit here on my hands… I’m going back to Charleston. I can at least try and convince my mother to sell them to me so I can set them free.”(343). All Sarah’s life she was taught that slaves are not equal to whites, but she still fought for them. She stood up to anyone that was against her even her family. Sarah went out way of her and sacrificed things to save others. Throughout the novel courage helps the characters get through difficult situations. It also shows them their capacity of achievement. There was inequality that made situations unfair and difficult, but that didn’t hold back Sarah, Hetty and Nina’s courage. They were focused on change, and gaining rights for women and slaves. They got a point across for people to notice that something was wrong. The characters never gave up. They overcame their fears and stood up for what they believed was
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