olaudah equiano analysis

olaudah equiano analysis

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  • Date Submitted: 01/20/2016 9:25 PM
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´╗┐Alejandro Alvarado
Mr.Vasconcellos
History 2A
September 22, 2015
Olaudah Equiano
Phase 1 pgs. 1-35:
1. Equiano first starts off by talking about his experience as a slave, how he was kidnapped and sold at a very young age. The talks about when eh was given the name Gustavus Vassa by his master. When he is aboard a Dutch ship wit his mast Pascal he witnesses a lot o slave trades goin to the West indies similar to him in the beginning of this narrative, he later on like many slave is betrayed by his master. His master does not free him as promised and sells Equiano to Captain James Doran. He also talks about the African Culture, their food, culture, and religious practices.
2. Equiano's Narrative is very important in history. He talks about everything he witnesses and describes it at his best, also he describes what he goes growing up the work he had to do and how he was treated . He talks about the different things he learns like the English language and his interest in Christianity. He gives details about the history he witness wit slave trade and African culture as mentioned before. Also the relationships with his masters.
Phase 2 pgs. 57-70; 98-114
1. He starts questioning why slaves were being separated from their family's, that it is a very cruel action. So going back into the beginning, he was kidnapped from his village with his sister and was then unfortunately separated from her, which he was very uncomfortable with. After being kidnapped he was then later encountered with a slave ship. In the middle passage is was a horrible experience for Equiano, people crying and dying. Slave wanted to commit suicide many ways like drowning themselves. Finally they arrive to Barbados, there they sell slaves and purchase many.
2. Like I said before, he thought people being kidnapped from their families was already cruel. When he was in the slave ship he was really scared for his life with the actions he witnessed. The masters threw people overboard, also...

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