Slavery’s Effect on Slave Owners
Brunswick High School
03 March 2014
Did slave owner believe what they were doing was right? They very well may have because they did things to make them think it was justified. Slave owners are being corrupted by treating their slaves the way they do and it is very hypocritical. Due to the facts that they try to escape what they have done by religiousness or seeing the slaves as property. Slave owners were never punished or even fined for how they treated other human beings and still were looked at as gentlemen. Most people did not see this, but after this book was written it helped people begin to realize. Frederick uses persuasion of emotion pathos; to show people slavery changes people. He uses pathos persuasion by showing the harshness and severity of how badly they were treated.
Slave owners tend to try and cover up their cruelty by going to church and trying to be religious. They want to have forgiveness for what they have done because they know it is the wrong thing to do, but yet always want to keep doing the things they know are horrible. No matter how much they pray to god and see that they are being extremely cruel they continue to do the things they do to human beings. What they are doing is sick and inhumane and do not deserve to be forgiven but they seem to always try to get that forgiveness from god.
They do not think the things that they do to slaves is as bad as it actually is because they seem to look at slaves as property and do not give them the necessities of living humane lives. They make them live in shacks and give them little to no food, which doesn’t even allow them to work as hard as they could. They herd them like animals by either shooting or just by pure intimidation. When they slave is not working hard because of lack of strength they are subject to horrible punishments including brutal whipping or in some cases even death. They think...