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Fiscus Brittany Fiscus Professor Petersen English 241 April 27, 2010 From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl “Society does not frown upon the man who sits with his mulatto child upon his knee, whilst its mother stands a slave behind his chair.” (1841) In slave states, slaves were deemed, sold and taken and put in hand of the owners procession. The owner had every right to sell him, dispose of his industry or even labour. There was nothing a slave could do, but look upon his master and do what was told. In the story Clotel and From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, both girls were either forced into slavery or were born a slave and got married to their owner. They both had children in which they were taken away; they then had their quest to find their child. Slavery in both these women’s lives was a crucial part in contradicting how they lived their lives. Masters of slavery determine how to treat their slaves and at times treat them horribly and not allow them to do anything. In the story Clotel, Currer had two daughters; Clotel and Althesa. Clotel, who
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2011 for the course ENG 241 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Northern Virginia Community College.

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