Equiano

Equiano - Jin Bae HIEU 202 July 17, 3008 Words: 654 Equiano...

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Jin Bae HIEU 202 July 17, 3008 Words: 654 Equiano and the Enlightenment The phase in Western philosophy during the eighteenth century is described as being the Age of Enlightenment. The time period is referred particularly to the intellectual and philosophical developments of that age in which reason was advocated as the primary source and basis of authority. During the eighteenth century, Olaudah Equiano, an ex-slave who became well educated, wrote about his past experiences in slavery to show people the horrors of slavery. Aside from the horrid stories of his past experience, he brings up many arguments for the abolition of the slave trade. He uses a wide array of arguments, ranging from one of a humanitarian perspective and to a spiritual perspective. The main idea of the enlightenment is to realistically recognize the sad state of the human condition and the need for major reforms. Even though the author’s goal of this narrative does not relate to the thoughts of other enlightenment
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