The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

2195 Words Nov 25th, 2014 9 Pages
Leslie Pena
Dr. Short
English 2333
Nov. 24, 2014
Olaudah Equiano I chose to do “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” by Equiano himself, an autobiography written in the seventeenth century. I like how it’s an autobiography and which he writes the important parts of his life. It’s interesting to see how a free African American became a slave at a very young age and to experience everything he had gone through to buy his freedom back. Within every experience he had, there are many different topics in between his work: Christianity, dignity of Africans, freedom and liberation, and sailing. Perhaps some people read it as an overall autobiography, but there is always a deeper meaning in between the lines. I will dissect the themes that’s in “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” to explain and stretch out the deeper meaning in each topic. Having a better understanding in his work with other New Critical Responses perspectives. In the chapter “The Slave Ship and Its Cargo,” Equiano explains his first day in the slave ship after being captured by the African slavers at age ten. Separated from his sister he is now scared and alone in the slave ship, innocent and ignorant to his surroundings he is scared that the white scary men are going to eat him, after seeing the boiling furnace. I believe that he automatically figures he’s going to be eaten by the white man because on how the way things are set up. Having to be his first time in a…
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