Our Nig - summary of enotes synopsis

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Summary Notes – Our Nig Frado o Indentured servant years 6-18 for white, middle class family in Boston o WHY DID SHE NEVER TRY TO RUN AWAY OR ESCAPE?? “lonely Mag Smith” o Frado’s natural mother o Seduced and abandoned by ‘aristocratic white male’ o Marries kind AA Jim for financial security Jim o Pity for Mag and belief marrying white woman regardless of status can move  status upward proposes to her o Becomes ‘devoted and dutiful’ husband Mag and Jim o Have two mulatto girls – Frado is oldest Seth Shipley - Jim’s business partner o Courts Mag and through more financial trouble need’s man so marries him o Leave village to have better life and leaves Frado with Bellmonts Bad Bellmonts o Mrs. And daughter Mary are main ‘tormentors’ – ‘demanding, beatings, and  psychological assaults’ o Mrs. Bellmont gives Frado ‘unhealthy and drab sleeping quarters’ Good Bellmonts
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course AFAM 101 taught by Professor Mcmillan during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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