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The Life Of Equiano Olaudah Equiano Olauduhs autobiography The Interesting Narrative Life of Equiano Olauduah is an extraordinary story which includes vivid descriptions of the authors life both as a slave and a free black man Throughout Equianos life he has encountered many hardships and sorrows He has come in contact with many people of different races and religions Equiano Olauduh was a well-rounded intelligent black male in which many people came to love and admire Equiano was granted his freedom on July 11 1766 I was astonished at the fact that there was little if any change in the way he was treated upon becoming a free man Equiano had many opinions and arguments about slavery racism interracial marriages and religion Two particular arguments brought forth by Equiano against slavery was the moral sinful argument and the economic industrial argument I believe Equianos Narrative was intended to educate all men and women on the cruel reality of slavery however the narrative did indeed set out to target the British Parliament Equiano argued that slavery was immoral and that all men regardless of race or color should be treated equally Some immoral acts that backed up Equianos moral argument were acts of extortion torture kidnapping and even rape Equiano spoke of times when he himself experienced these unjust acts first hand As a free man Equiano would often work long laborious hours on ships but when he would go to collect the money promised to him he was many times denied Another example was when Equiano was trying to sell his fruit in Montserrat and two white men took it from him and when he asked that they return it they threatened to flog him These are just a few of the many examples of immoral treatment encountered by Equiano which is why he found it important to argue his point of
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