12 Years a Slave show great respect to Solomon Northup and his creation and of this book, a lot of people were said to believe, that the main idea in this book was to talk about slavery during the sass’s, and how Northup had been born in the year 1808 and also had been born a free man who lived in a free state for more than thirty years. The book tells us that Northup was said to have believed that his life and fortunes would be uninteresting to the public, because of how long ago this unhappy story accrued. In the book review assignment, Mr..Hernandez you wanted to know what it as that Solomon was writing about in the book, Twelve Years a Slave. Well Northup started off by telling us that he only wanted to speak on slavery, only so far as it came under his own observation.
Again only so far as he had known and experienced it in his own person. To shorten that up, basically his objective was to give a truthful and candid statement of facts. He wanted to repeat the story of his life with exaggeration leaving it up to others to determine whether even the pages of fiction present a picture of more cruel wrong or a severe bondage to his slavery.During the early sass’s ways of slavery became the most absolute helpless ay of human servitude. The ways of hard labor had come from brute force and their lively hood was the property of others. The kind of work they had to go through most of the slaves were given tasks due to their physical capability. A regular day of work for a slave was usually around fifteen to sixteen hours a day seven days a week.
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A good majority of the work was in the field especially around harvest time they had to do a lot of cropping picking cotton etc.Even when the women slaves were pregnant they still had to work in the fields hoeing and picking crops. Mr.. Northup tells us that if the slaves had not been meeting their masters acquirement that they would be whipped and beaten brutally. If that did not go as planned then they would be threatened or just flat out sold to another slave owner. Salmon’s ideas to slave paternalism sounded highly brutal and at the same time a kind of equal to blacks now a days.
He continues in the book to tell us that it existed to only a few slave owners.To clear this up basically, it just reality that has a powerful meaning. My next review question says that’s Northup had three principle owners William Ford, John Tibetan, and Edwin Peps. Northup goes on to tell us that UT of these three men William Ford showed him the most leeway and William Ford had embodied the paternalist ideal the most. Northup tells us that William Ford was a great Christian man and also a kind hearted one. William Ford I believe showed him the most affection.Even though Northup was still a Negro slave they seem to have had an okay partnership.
But in every superhero movie or book there is always going to be an enemy, Mr.. Edwin Peps. Edwin Peps had been proven to of have given his slaves the most worst punishment and work to do in the fields. He tells us that Edwin Peps had mostly differed from the paternalism ideal. He was said to of have been treating his slaves like wild dogs and wild hogs and barely had fed them and never showed any type of respect for the Negroes.He had beaten his slaves and also made them dance while they worked only to fulfill his crucial and unnecessary needs.
This was a very interesting and informative book to me and I one day hope to pass it on to my future family. Solomon Northup was a great man in my eyes and I wouldn’t mind meeting him one day to talk over the history of slavery. This also has changed my mind on things that I have done in life or made fun Of it. Solomon Northup has total respect from me.