Slavery And Sethe's Essay: The Middle Passage

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Sethe is trying to escape sweet home by crossing the Ohio river. She meets a lady called Amy who is going to help find the underground railroad and get her to freedom. At the same time she’s about to give birth to her daughter in a leaky boat on the Ohio River. This crossing of the Ohio river alludes to the crossing of the middle passage. Although it alludes the Middle passage it juxtaposes it simultaneously. When Africans are crossing the middle passage they are about to be subjugated and forced into labor whereas Sethe is crossing this body of water to get to freedom. This relates to the theme slavery may have led to the destruction of many lives and their identities. Once Sethe crosses the river she’s leaving slavery therefore gaining some
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