The Way to Freedom in Harriet Ann Jacobs?s Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl


Author(s): B羹lent C. TANRITANIR and F?rat YILDIZ

This study is about the tragic life story of a slave, Linda Brent. Linda Brent is the pseudonym that Jacobs used in order not to reveal the real identity of character mentioned in the novel. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the real life story of Jacobs. Linda Brent is born a slave but she is not aware of this fact because of her kind owners. After her mother’s death, the sufferings start. She experiences all evils that slavery entails. She is sexually abused, mistreated, assaulted and beaten. When the sufferings get unbearable, she decides to run for freedom. This study focuses on her experiences and adventures on the way to freedom.


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