The Confessions of Nat Turner - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Nat spends the next five years inculcating hatred for white people in his fellow slaves. About three years after becoming Moore's property, Nat recalls a Saturday afternoon in the town of Jerusalem, the town nearest the Moore place. A free Negro named Arnold had been out by the side of the road. The townspeople despise Arnold for being free, as he symbolizes a weakness in the institution of slavery. Arnold is an outcast, and must resort to begging for a living. This day a strange white woman approaches him for directions as Nat secretly watches. The woman is so stunned by Arnold's sorry condition that Nat sees the naked pity in her eyes. This drives him into a frenzy of sexual arousal. He imagines raping her and causing her pain to replace the loathsome pity in her eyes. It is this incident that...

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