The Mulatto Sejour Analysis

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In Sejour’s passage “The Mulatto”, the relationship between Alfred and George creates an epical performance. Although George is not aware of Alfred being his father, he still obey and protect Alfred who is his master. Like all slave and master relationships back then, George protects Alfred after learning about possible assignation. George does all these obedient and generous actions because he felt a sub servant feeling toward his master. This is true for many slaves back then. They view their master as high superiority and don’t dare to disobey. Even when Alfred offered Georges freedom, he refused. Many slaves did not want freedom because they feared the outside world would be worse and they were bought up to think they are servants of…show more content…
African Americans were either sold or killed back then. That was the foreseen lives of slaves. Slaves seeking revenge was not heard of. Slaves either tried to escape or were obedient to their masters. In the second paragraph of the passage, Sejour describes George waiting for Alfred to find himself. When he does, he will tear the bond that links. This is similar to slaves being taken away for their family. Slaves are often torn apart and sold to different masters. Sejour used biblical references to describe George’s snake like behavior. The word snake references to Satan. According to the bible, Satan means “beautiful and powerful angel, who do nothing more than lead people to rebellion.” It seems like Sejour is describing George as the fallen slave angel. His revenge toward his master will lead other slaves to rebellion as well. As George is waiting, Alfred looks at the box of jewelry he promised to his wife, is she gives him a son. This is epic irony, because the son he wanted for so long has been aside him planning to seek revenge. As Alfred looks up, he sees George standing behind him. “He saw before him a kind of motionless shadow with arms crossed on its breast and two burning eyes that possessed all the ferocity of a tiger”. This is epic irony, because George is now in the power position over Alfred. George is filled with anger and wants to tear Alfred into pieces. Much like how masters
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