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Understanding History for Hawthorne and BrentKnowing and understanding social political and cultural history is extremely important when reading many novels especially Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Linda Brent and any short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne Both of these authors had many extinuating circumstances surrounding their writings that should be noted before reading their works Without knowing what was happening both in the outside world and in the respected authors life one cannot truly grasp what the author is trying to say or what the author truly means by what he or she is saying In this paper I will show how important it is for the reader to understand the social political and cultural happenings in the writers lives and in the world surrounding them during the times that their works were writtenIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an incredible example for what I am trying to show This book was written during a time of extreme racial segregation and the hatred and cruelty shown in general towards blacks from whites is extremely important to understand before reading the story This book tells the story of the life of a young black female slave in the south and focuses on trying to explain the trials tribulations and emotional and physical suffering that she and many others like her endured while being involuntary members of the institution of slavery Brent like every other victim of the atrocity we call slavery wished those in north would do more to put a stop to this destructive practice As she stated slavery is de-constructive to all who surround it It tears apart families not just families raised in slavery but the masters family as well How could the free men and women of the north remain silent while such a great atrocity is still in practice Brent confronts her reader one on one in order to reemphasize her point She uses
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