The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

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In “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano,” it discussed the life and hardship of Equiano throughout his life. Equiano was from a small province of Africa called Eboe where they were well mannered and traditional. He grew up in a wealthy and established family with his mother, father, and siblings. During the course of Equiano’s life he had some good and challenging time, but through it all he endured it to the end. Throughout his life Equiano experienced what he feels like to be free and to be a slave. In the memoir forced, cruel, and child labor was depicted. Slaves in Africa were treated exceptionally well were as slaves in America were treated if they were not human. .Equiano was treated as if he was a part of the family he was sold to until he was sold to a family that treated their slaves poorly. Religion and Equiano determination helped him gain freedom. Also his experience was astonishingly unique. In the memoir several forms of slavery was depicted. Forced labor was one of the common form of slavery. People in Africa was taken and kidnapped by the European people. Africans were forced to work for free to whomever they were sold to. Also, cruel labor was common throughout the memoir. Although some slave owners were treating their slaves as humans many were not. Some slave owners would make their slaves work gruesome hours without giving them the proper amount of time to recuperate. When slaves would be tired or if they did not produce the quality…
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