When Equiano feared that he would be killed/eaten on the ship, the other men tried to reassure him. Equiano fears that the white men are spirits and they will sacrifice him. The other men don’t seem like they believe in what Equiano believes in. So, why are the other men not afraid and why does… Read more Equiano — Daily Question (1/25)
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What roles do superstition and tradition play in Equiano? What can they do for storytelling in general? “They had likewise some extraordinary method of discovering jealousy, theft, and poisoning; the success of which no doubt they derived from their unbounded influence over the credulity and superstition of the people.” (Equiano- describing Ah-affoe-way-cah, or the magicians).
“`And, did I consider myself an European, I might say my sufferings were great; but, when I compare my lot with that of most of my countrymen, I regard myself as a particular favorite of Heaven, and acknowledge the mercies of Providence in every occurrence of my life.” (31) This quotation is part of Olaudah… Read more Equino—Reflection
The Importance of Equiano’s Story
In “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano”, readers are given an accurate account both of untouched African culture and of the horrors of the slave trade. However, the first introduction of slavery actually begins in the African community before Europeans begin to viciously kidnap for their own gain. This slavery is explained… Read more The Importance of Equiano’s Story