First question: Why is there a lot of mention of God/the Lord in chapter 11? That is a question that came to my mind when I got a few pages into the chapter. There were practically more mentions of the Lord/God than I could keep track of. “Whoso is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord.” pg. 202 This is one of the quotes from the book that mentions the lord. The reason why I bring up this first question is that I fairly think that Equiano was a Christian and that this is a Christianity book. There is a mention in the book that an Indian prince took up and adopted to Christianity.
Second question: Was friendship a big part of this story? I ask that because in earlier chapters of the book, Equiano went from place to place when he was growing up, and there were a couple of points where he bonded with the people he was staying with when he wasn’t traveling to another place. “All of my poor countrymen, the slaves, when they heard of my leaving them, were very sorry, as I had always treated them with care and affection, and did everything I could to comfort the poor creatures, and render their condition easy.” pg. 211 This quote from the book tells me that when the time came for Equiano to leave and go to another place once again, they were stricken with sadness as was he because he helped a doctor take care of the sick and he treated them like family as they treated him the same.
These are the reasons I think Christianity and Friendship play a big role in Equiano’s life before he eventually became a free man.