The Narrative Of Olaudah Equiano's Life

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Olaudah Equiano, and the narrative of his life that he has written is eye opening. He and his sister had their rights stripped from them, and they were separated from each other indefinitely. However, to me, it seemed more shocking to see less of the violence that I had initially thought of in relation to slavery. During the time that Olaudah spent as a slave, he was treated more as a servant. During his first servitude he turned killed a chicken, and ran away, but he was not beaten or punished. The master handled the situation as followed “having slightly reprimanded me, ordered me to be taken care of, and not to be ill-treated”. Olaudah, did not go into detail of mistreatment until he was taken aboard the vessel used for slaves, I believe

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