Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Essay | Feminism in Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Feminism in Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Summary: This essay explains how Harriet Jacob's uses feminism both in authorship and audience analysis as a means to force her voice to be heard. It discusses the different ways she reaches her specific audience, which is made up of the free white women of the north.
Imagine yourself a female slave, living a life of service on a large plantation during the early-19th century. Imagine waking every morning at dawn to begin a never-ending day of cooking, cleaning, washing, and sewing. Imagine being at the beck and call of a master who not only uses you for daily chores, but also for his personal sexual pleasure. Imagine the inexhaustible fear of his next humiliating request and the deep feelings of shame and remorse for your inability to stand up against him. Imagine lying in bed at the end of the day wishing God would carry you to heaven so you would not have to wake and experience this hell on earth all over again.

These illustrations, along with many others, are the types of images Harriet Jacobs instills upon her readers in her...

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