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Argumentive essay on the books Incidents in The of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and Hucklelberry Finn by Mark Twain
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Argumentative essay on the books Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Name Nancy J. Emonds Professor’s Name Karen Mille Subject AMST/ENGL Date March 10, 2011 Introduction A theme of freedom is of crucial importance for American literature.
Twain is widely recognized as a writer more appealing to the society and represents freedom for freedom. Jacobs depicts slavery as oppression of freedom or social restrictions of slaves’ rights for further existence. Therefore Twain and Jacobs provide two different approaches to freedom as essence of human life and as a means of further existence. Thesis: Freedom for Americans is not a means, it is the main goal. Jacob’s reflection of freedom Slavery as a drastic oppression against Afro-Americans was depicted by Jacobs basing on her own experience of being oppressed. The main goal of slaveholders was to gain money and they tried to destroy a family unit among their slaves. In this paradigm the readers can trace the way a theme of freedom is depicted by Jacobs. The facts of oppression by slaveholders are scaring. Slaves didn’t have a chance to realize their dreams and to live the lives they wanted. A constant destruction of family values prevented slaves from creating their families. The main character of the novel, Linda is shown as a fighter for her freedom. A desire for freedom is also shown by another character of the book, Benjamin. Therefore, two heroes Linda and Benjamin are striving for freedom and do not want to take the line of the least resistance; they are selfless fighters for freedom. ...
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