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Incidents in the Life Of A Slave Girl CHAPTER I The conditions of this master-slave relationship are that the slave Linda is there to do work for her mistress or master which is now her sisters daughter Linda is supposed to take care her new owners five year old daughter help plant things take care of any animals and anything else she is told As a slave she should also do everything else she is told by her master After a brief period of suspense the will of my mistress was read and we learned that she had bequeathed me to her sisters daughter a child of five years old I think that before her former master died and she was sent to her masters sisters daughter the conditions were different Lindas master taught her how to read and spell which was a privilege because most slaves were not taught how to do this While I was with her she taught me to read and spell and for this privilege which so rarely falls to the lot of a slave I bless her memory Chapter II The authors purpose for including this chapter is to show just how unfairly and cruelly slaves she were treated People saw the slaves as scapegoats and were blamed for everything She gives many examples of situations in which someone one of the masters or mistresses wasnt happy with something and blamed it on the slaves forcing them to deal with the harsh consequences An example is when the cook sends dinner out to Dr Flint Sometimes when he does not like a dish the cook gets whipped other times he shoves all the food down the her throat until she chokes I feel that this is very offensive treatment because that is not a justified reason to do something as severe as choking someone Even though she was one
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