Unformatted text preview: going to kill him, Equiano writes that their hair and language “united to confirm” him “in this belief.” He describes the “countenances” of his people as “expressing dejection and sorrow,” that he felt “consternation” upon drinking the liquor, he was not permitted to “indulge” his grief, and he was overcome by the “loathsomeness of the stench.” Clearly this is a civilized, erudite man being overcome by people who see him as an object of profit. Equiano’s diction portrays his courageous yet horrified attitude toward this experience....
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- The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Pearson AP Lang