Life of a Slave Girl Essay

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Life of a Slave Girl

Harriet Jacobs constantly refers to friends that help her through her plight for freedom. Relying on the kindness of others seems to be a trend through out her life. Harriet was always helped out when she was a slave and when she escaped from slavery. When ever she got into trouble someone always came to her rescue. Everyone that came to her rescue was risking themselves when they would aid her. Be it a good old friend from the past, someone who knew her mother or a random stranger in the last expected place, there was always someone to save her. She thankfully accepted every bit of aid that came her way. Countless times Harriet speaks of getting help from someone whom she knew when she was little, be it an
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At many points in her life she was unable to attend church for fear of being captured and returned to Dr. Flint. The Bible was the only thing she could turn to for compfort and relief. Everytime someone did anything for Harriet she was eternally gratefull. Be it some food, clothing, kind words or sheltering her from her enimys. One man told her about her children coming to join her on the plantation, and she says to this day she is grateful to that gentleman for the information. Just a few words from one man and she is is forever thankful to him. Every person that had every done anything for her stayed in her heart and kindly remembered. Most people today take everything soo lightly that it shows a lot about her that she might be thankful to someone no matter the case. Through out her plight she made many friends and allys. From people asked to help her to people who noticed she was in troubble and did all they possibly could with out thinking about the reprocussions if their help was found out. Most of her assistence in escaping slavery came from completely unexpected places. Betty, the slave of a wealthy slave trader's wife was one of the people who played a large role in Harriet's escape. They had met before but we are not told to what extent Betty and Harriet knew eachother. Betty's mistress was the one hiding Harriet out of the
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