Summary : ' Free Slave Voice '

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McDonald Vincent Vance English 251 December 2, 2015 Free Slave Voice “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” (Levi) Mr. Levi’s quote is a response to a question about his survival at Auschwitz. In order to correct unjust or evil, we who stand by and say nothing must speak up, be heard, and be understood for we are many and evil is few. (OE) after reading the excerpt of “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African,” it was then necessary to read the complete text. Upon completion of the reading, I found that it was somewhat troublesome because there is not a sense of urgency in the tone of his writing to help his fellow Negros out of their enslavement. The narrative does not provoke the reader to become alarmed at the plight of Negro slave but instead calmly depicts horrors in ways that the reader can breeze through the material without feeling excitement or compassion. The book exposes human right violations inflicted on people who are cursed with enslavement; therefore, this novel helps us to examine the way we treated our fellow man and woman in the past, so that we do not make the same mistake in the future. Equiano is faced with telling a barbaric, horrifying story of his life in the first person; however, he attempts to legitimize his writing by using a formal writing style with a
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