“The Mulatto” (1837) was created by Victor Séjour and “Theresa, A Haytien Tale” (1828) created by S. In “The Mulatto” and “Theresa, A Haytien Tale”, both narratives have a revolving theme and this is freedom. Zélie and Theresa both represented freedom by not acknowledging the statutes of life and also revealing what courage is. They accomplished this in two contrasting ways, but both women symbolize who women are.
“Theresa, A Haytien Tale” expresses a tale on three figures, Madam Paulina, Theresa, and Amanda. Madam Paulina and her two daughters, Theresa and Amanda lived in St. Nicolas where the Haitian Revolt was being held, and Madam Paulina wanted to leave the carnage for the security of her two girls.
“The Mulatto” explains a tale on four figures, Laïsa, Georges, Zélie, and Alfred. Laïsa gives birth to Georges and Alfred is his father. Alfred is a slaveholder, and he simply used Laïsa for her body. Laïsa does not tell Georges who his father is because she fears Alfred would murder their child to preserve his image. Georges marries a lovely young woman named, Zélie. Alfred decides to repeat what he achieved with Zélie as he did with Laïsa in the previous years, but Zélie fights him off. Alfred falls and strikes his head, causing blood to spur. By the Code Noir, Zélie had to admit to her consequences, death is her fate because she hit her master.
Zélie is a woman—a victim who had to submit to the regulations or be executed if she did not abide by them. I claim she was a