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Incidents in the life of a slave girl.

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Donny Moore Ms. Johnson 1st period 10th grade literature Harriet Jacobs' words in Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl clearly suggests that the life as a slave girl is harsh and unsatisfactory. In this Composition, Jacobs is born a slave, never to be freed. She struggles through life in many instances making life seem impossible. The author's purpose is to state to thepeople what happened during slavery times in the point of view of a slave. Her life is so harsh that she even hides from her master for 7 years in a cramped space in the top of a shed without any room to walk. ...read more.


it would be in her home country given how she is so miserable and we do not hear any of the slaves state that their lives are harder in the southern states rather than his/her home country. Jacobs is born to her mother in the southern states of America. She is born without freedom and rights as she is black, property to her master as a slave. Her mother is a slave to a man name Dr. Flint and so therefor she too is a slave of his property. On page 26, the first sentance of chapter 5, Jacobs states "During the first years of my service in Dr. ...read more.


Harriet starts to show hatrid for her slavery and sadness. As a fifteenth year slave she is getting tired of how she is being treated, many girls that are her age at this time would be very frustrated with this too. Harriet Jacobs is a very tought girl that has put up with a lot of slavery and bad treatments in her life such as being draconianly punished for her actions. I have learned from this composition that the slaves of the southern states were not happy at all with their life. The part where Harriet runs away for 7 years really got to me to think about how that would make any man go crazy. I could not see sitting in a cramped area for 7 years. This composition is very educational. ...read more.

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