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omniscient point of view
It strips Benjamin of all his human dignity by treating him like an unimportant possession.
It emphasizes Benjamin's dislike of being treated like a dog.
It serves to dehumanize Benjamin as an archetypal slave.
It shows the writer's disgust at her relative's escape attempt and subsequent capture.
It appeals to the high-mindedness of the reader in order to emphasize moral superiority.
It is a simple narrative style with extensive details about living and working conditions.
There are dramatic incidents of bravery and violence to gain the sympathy of a white audience.
There are detailed accounts of parentage and familial relationships among the slaves.
There are descriptions of cruel masters, mistresses or overseers.
It is a framework within which historical events can be interpreted.
to characterize Benjamin as inherently rebellious
to prove he was emotionally stronger than his mother believed
to indicate how strongly Benjamin felt about avoiding his mother
to create a visual image for the reader of what the day was like
to display the level of humiliation Benjamin felt on being led in chains through the streets
Mother and son
Grandmother and grandson
Cousin and cousin
Daughter and father
Niece and uncle
dejected but antagonistic
pragmatic and bitter
compassionate and moralistic
devout yet doleful
fearful and resigned
He would become angry.
He would feel betrayed.
He would become unrestrained.
He would become emotional.
He would feel violent.
Being referred to as human chattel
The conditions in which he is held in jail
Repenting for the pain he has caused his mother
Humbling himself before God
Asking forgiveness from his slaveowner
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