Fredrick Douglass (1818-1895), a fugitive slave who became the best-known black abolitionist orator and autobiographer, and Herman Melville (1819-1891), a fiction writer recognized for the elusiveness of his meanings, both composed stories about slave revolts at sea. In the decade just before the Civil War, during years of increasingly angry debate about slavery, Douglass in "The Heroic Slave" (1853) and Melville in "Benito Cereno" (1855) fictionalized important slave insurrections.
A bold and bodacious post! I also am a fan of The Known World and A Mercy left me speechless, as Toni Morrison often does. Have you read The Long Song by Andrea Levy? It is about slavery and slave revolts in Jamaica. Another great piece of fiction about slavery and its aftermath. I also recently have read two books by Alice Randall: The Wind Done Gone is a version of Gone With the Wind from a slave’s viewpoint. Rebel Yell is about 20th century Blacks, civil rights, mixed race characters and all that. She is an amazing writer who reminds me of Toni Morrison.
Character Analysis The Story: the Monkey’s Paw * Character: Pamela * Point of View: Third Person Omniscient * Writing Genre:... Descriptive * The Monkey’s Paw was a descriptive story because throughout the whole story they were describing the paw and throughout the Afterlife you will see Pamela describing her feelings on what happen to her brother Herbert. * Fiction Genre: Mystery * I picked mystery for the Monkey’s Paw because in the end of the story I wasn’t clear on what happen...
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To help us understand how slave owners justified holding other humans in bondage we have the chance to read a series of letters between two fictional slave owners. What follows is an imaginary exchange of letters between a plantation owner and small-scale slave owner. The letters show slave owners justifying their actions.