Monday, September 12, 2011

Life of a slave girl

In this writing you get to see a glimpse of what life was like for a slave girl. Linda, the slave, is stuck in a dangerous situation between mr. Flint and mrs. Flint. Mr. Flint uses his daughter to get Linda to sleep in his room with him. Mrs. Flint Is very insecure and worried about this. Mrs. Flint takes out her frustration on Linda. Later on in the story Linda meets a white lawyer named mr sands. In order to get away from mr flint she decides to have a sexual relationship with mr. Sands and she gets pregnant. I want to point out that Linda expresses guilt for what she had done in this chapter. How can you Blame her? In Her situation she is powerless. The theme or message I got from ch. 11 was The fact that black people, slaves or free, were helpless to protect loved ones.

I thought this writing was really interesting and sad. I learned a lot from this writing. One thing I found interesting was the fact that Linda was able to baptize her two children.


  1. Who is her audience? Why would her expression of a feeling of guilt be important to that audience?

  2. After our class discussion it it clear to me that her audience is abolishinist in the north. She wants them to see exactly what was going on. In my opinion she is asking for them to stand up and fight slavery.