This paper compares slavery stories: Frederick Douglass' "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass", Harriet Jacobs' (aka Linda Brent) "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" and the film "Gone with the Wind" based on Margaret Mitchell's book.
# 63846 | 1,975 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Feb 12, 2006 in English (Comparison) , African-American Studies (Slavery) , Literature (Comparative Literature)
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This paper explains that the fictional world of Tara in "Gone with the Wind", where slave are well-treated and loved, just like family, even though they aren't free to come and go as they please and are forced to work, is grossly inconsistent with the slavery stories of Frederick Douglass' "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" and Harriet Jacobs' (aka Linda Brent) "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl". The author points out that Douglass graphically and appallingly, better than any other narrative, shows the cruel and inhumane treatments of slaves; Jacobs describes the soul of a slave by demonstrating how she holds herself in high esteem, despite the fact that others see her primarily as property. The paper concludes that, when one knows what truly happened in the days of slaves, it becomes clear that "Gone with the Wind" was made to justify slavery and glorify the actions of the South with pretentious nonsense that glossed over the true reality of the situation.
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