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faint idea of a future state.” (p.56) In response to this Equiano insists that he be baptized so that he can become a good Christian and go to heaven. Once again without any threat of violence or pain Equiano decides to take on a piece of European culture. Being a captive simply makes the
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society seem so powerful; wanting to be a larger part of it is natural. Not content with simply adopting European religion or standards of beauty, in an interesting move Equiano also adopts the European practice of slavery. Rather then refuse because slavery is morally repugnant or because he himself has suffered under its yoke, Equiano tells us that, “I went with the Doctor on board a Guineaman, to purchase some slaves to carry with us, and cultivate a plantation; and I chose them all my own countrymen.”(155) Equiano becomes the master of a plantation, and even if he does treat his workers better than a white master would he is still enslaving his fellow man. If Equiano were a free man he probably would have never owned slaves or ran a plantation but his captivity exposed him to a new world. Once again Equiano chose to adapt, to transculturate, to take in European beliefs so that he could thrive. In the final moments of his narrative Equiano displays just how deeply his captivity has made him transculturate. This revelation comes from Equiano's suggestion of how to do away with the evils of the slave trade and the eventual abolition of slavery. According to Equiano, “If the blacks were permitted to remain in their own country, they would double themselves every fifteen years. In proportion to such increase will be the demand for manufacturers…a consideration this of no small consequence to the manufacturing towns of Great Britain” (178).
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