Reflections Of Equiano

“What does it avail a man if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” pg. 210

“Who is there among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light?” pg. 217

These quotes talk about how he uses language to try and fit in with the Lords and gentlemen, just to be seen by everyone as human.  He blindly follows the white folks unknowingly; talking, acting as they do in order to be a part of their group.  He may think he is doing good by trying to help his people, but by doing do, he is still serving the captives of him and everyone else that torture his people.  By following his dream of wanting to fit in, he has given up his soul, beliefs, and the light within his heart.  Which has left him a robotic shell of the human he once was.  A human without a heart who cannot feel is not an individual but a clone of everyone else that they despise.  A person who cannot put aside his own dreams for the greater good is not worthy of being human.  

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