Sojourner Truth Essay

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Sojourner Truth In an ever changing world , the evolution of man has been the most drastic in terms of technological, environmental, and emotional advancement. With great expansions in the various areas mentioned earlier the human being has ignored the very entity of there existence, and the power of reasoning, the ability to comprehend right from wrong without distortion. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth illustrates the hardships that were endured: enslavement, illiteracy, underclassing, brutal assaults, and murders. The African -American women were classed as third rate in the human scale that was implemented by the slaveowners; categorized under the whites, then under the African-American males. The African-American women were…show more content…
At this time she looked upon her master as a God; and believed that he could see her at all times, even as God himself. 1 Female African-American's were kept from experiencing any form of higher learning, they were confined to common household chores- duties that were befitting of a maid. The majority were sent to perform field duties. The Narrative clearly shows that Sojourner (a.k.a.) Isabella was subjected to this type of work throughout her adult life ,mean while her life began to take shape despite the continuos curtailing of her emotional growth. This is directly related to her mother's early testimony about the highest spirits and the magnitude of his power in relations to suffering and distressing situations. " My children there is a God, who hears and sees you", A God, mau-mau! where does he live? asked the children. "He lives in the sky," she replied, "and when you are beaten ,or cruelly treated, or fall into any trouble, you must ask help of him, and he will always hear and help you." She taught them to keel and say the Lord's prayer. 2 Underclassing exploited the African American women for the most part Sojourner was rated second class by the wife of her slavemaster, the master was very appreciative of the slave that would work for days upon days without sleep. Unlike any

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