Review Of ' About A Slave Girl ' By Linda Brent

2717 Words Sep 29th, 2014 11 Pages
Beatrice Legre
Literature 121 NW
Professor: Flournoy
September 28, 2014
Incidence in the Life of a Slave Girl
Linda Brent whose life story is narrated in the book “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” is an intelligent, a persistent and courageous, a caring and loving person as well as her relative including her grandmother, her father, brother, uncles and aunty about whom she talks in the book display these qualities just like any human beings contrary to the believe of slaveholders who think that black slaves do not have feelings, and treat slaves like animal, even less than animal.
According to the book The Norton Anthology of African American Literature second edition, Linda Brent who’s really name is Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina, around 1813. She is the first woman to write by herself a slave narrative in the Unites State (p. 279). However, in her book “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” published in 1861, Linda indicates that she has a happy childhood until her sixth year, and then, she experiences hardship adulthood as a slave. Her parents were a couple living together in a confortable home although slaves. There, she lives lovingly in security and never thoughts to be a piece of properties entrust to her parents until a convenient time for a master to claim her. Her father and mother were both African-American in complexion calls mulattos; which certainly is cause by the mixture of white and black beings; and as much she…
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