From the post, the plight of the slaves is emphasized and clearly depicted by Olaudah Equiano. The article can be seen as a narration of the movement of slaves across nations around the globe. It also expresses their experience in the hands of different masters. By reading the article, one can quickly tell that there are massive gaps between the way Europeans treated their servants as compared to the African masters. In the event of African masters, the slaves were treated as part of them and were exposed to enjoyable conditions. They were also respected in the course of their work. Slavery among the Europeans meant being constantly harassed, abused and failing to receive necessary commodities that would have made the working situation and environment favorable.
Women in slavery were used as sex slaves and would be treated as lesser beings by their masters, mostly in the European continent. This led them to live in grieve, pain and constant cases of sickness as a result of increased suffering. The narrator states that, in an instance where he was a slave in Africa, he would be washed and perfumed, which was a rare treat for slaves in his prior masters’ homes. He was astonished and surprised by the type of treatment. He could eat and dine with his master, a favor that made him forget he was a slave.
I believe that the post comprehensively analyzes the entire narration, where the critical points raised are covered. The article also provides critical information on the suffering that the slaves went through and how they had different experiences with various masters from distinct continents. The critical issues addressed in the article portray the significant differences between European ways of treating the slaves as compared to that of their African counterparts.