Theme Of Slavery In The Bold And The Beautiful

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Sold is a story about a thirteen-year-old Lakshmi who is tricked into thinking she will be working as a maid in the city to support her poor family. She travels from Nepal to India, where she finds the truth that she has been sold into prostitution.

We follow Lakshmi’s story along with other characters and get a glimpse of the affect and outcomes of sex slavery. This novel not only shows the suffering of it but how it is still continues to happen in the modern world. I was sadden by the fact how sexual slavery still exist, in the novel McCormick mentioned how the girls watched ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ every day and when an American who came to the brothel with a digital camera it made me realise the time frame of the novel is present day. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, mostly used forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. Human sex trafficking is a real issue that everyone ignores because of the horror. The way slavery is portrayed in this book is different to we see it in news and media. In the quote, “I am afraid. Afraid that Mumtaz will beat us senseless. And I am afraid that the Americans will shame us and abandon us in the streets. But most of all, I am afraid to imagine a life outside this place.” This indicates the psychological and physical brutal torment Lakshmi and girls go through in the Happiness House. They have been manipulated to fear the outside world and the very people who can save them.
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