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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl EssayNo one in todays society can even come close to the heartache torment anguish and complete misery suffered by women in slavery Many women endured this agony their entire lives there only joy being there children and families who were torn away from them and sold never to be seen or heard from again ThesisIn the book Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl Linda Brent tells a spectacular story of her twenty years spent in slavery with her master Dr Flint and her jealous Mistress She speaks of her trials and triumphs as well as the harms done to other slaves She takes you on the inside of slavery and shows you the Hell on Earth slavery really was She tells you the love and heartbreak she experienced being an unmarried slave mother At around the age of twenty or so Linda escapes and ends up in very small garret only nine foot long and seven foot wide So small she could not even stand up She lived in this hole with no light no fresh air and barely ever moved for almost seven years She finally escaped and made it to the North where she and her children lived much happier and most of all they lived free Linda Brent said Slavery is terrible for men but is far more terrible for women She makes a good and true point for when her life and the life of other slave women is compared to mens mentally slavery takes a much larger toll on the suffering of women Women are responsible for their children because the children follow the mother and mothers often fill guilty for bringing children into the cruel world of slavery As Linda Brent expresses I often prayed for death but now I didnt want to die unless my child could die too Benny its clinging fondness was a mixture of
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