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Charles W Chestnutts short story The Passing of Grandison shows the effect the masters had on their slaves and also tells the impact of the abolitionist that focused on taking slaves up north to Canada to be free At first glance the story was quite upsetting Young Dick Owens was very concerned on making sure he receives the affections of Charity Lomax Charity Lomax Dick Owenss pride and joy was very concerned with what someone could provide her with The story revolves around the way she will not be in love and marry Dick Owens unless he does something heroic A man should not be courted simply because of his heroism It seems that he was being used by Charity and she was a woman looking for a popular man The next character that one can have strong emotions against is Colonel Owens Colonel Owens is rich slave master who seems to treat his slaves with a small measure of respect His slaves seemed to be pretty content with the way they were living One would believe that the contentment of the slaves were do to how bad the other slaves around the county was being treated Colonel Owens was also a person who loves to be viewed as special in the public eye One could consider that he was guilty of brainwashing his slaves Both slaves that speaks in this story Tom and Grandison says that they would go up north with Dick Owens if he promise to bring them home The loyalty of the slaves to their master is unbelievable and Colonel Owens gets a feeling of power and superiority One believes that Colonel Owens believe that his slaves are an army that he controls and give orders to When the Colonel was presented with the choice of what slave would be allowed to be the attendant to Young Dick he chooses Grandison Grandisons loyalty to his master is sickening He seems to
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