Flight to Canada - Chapters 16 - 22 Summary & Analysis

Reed, Ishmael
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Chapter 16 shifts to the estate of Arthur Swille. Swille is admiring his collection of torture and fettering devices. Swille is enraged by the Emancipation Proclamation. He decides that he will not free his slaves and that he will continue to hunt for Quickskill and the other runaways. Barracuda enters and says that Swille’s wife, Ms. Swille still refuses to eat or leave her bed, so Swille tells her to force Ms. Swille to change her ways.

In Chapter 17, Barracuda enters Ms. Swille’s bedroom. Ms. Swille says that she does not wish to eat anything or leave her bed until Arthur Swille changes his views on slavery and women’s rights. Barracuda, with the help of another female slave called Bangalang, beats Ms. Swille and forces her to get out of bed and bathe.

In Chapter 18, after Ms. Swille has bathed and...

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