Solomon Northup Character Analysis

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Solomon Northup’s situation molded his character to help the slaves he met around him and to use his experience to educate others as to what happened inside of the plantations. Northup was unique compared to the other slaves he would work with. His first master, Burch, had to torture him and scare him from telling other slaves and masters that he was a free man and was kidnapped. After he was sold to Freeman, his name was changed to Platt. Northup decided it was best to not make a fuss about it and stay quiet, as he learned from Burch. It is evident that he is not only careful when making decisions, but also thinks about the long-term effect those decisions could have. Another decision he had to make was with his last master, Edwin Epps. Epps
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