Ciera Johnson Reaction Paper AFA 3104 “Go Sound the Trumpet” Reading the Article Go Sound the Trumpet by Larry Rivers has put into perspective that basically ‘you reap what you sew’. Slave masters had tried to control the slaves every being but could not control their soul. Religion is an outlet to freedom for some. Slaves in this time were using their religious freedom to plan a way out, plan for an escape to a better life. Slave masters were under the impression that slaves were having church so when caught, of course slaves had to ‘pay the price’.
“Come, saints and sinners, hear me tell how pious priests whip Jack and Nell.” The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was published in 1845 by Frederick Douglass. The book is his autobiography of his life as a slave. Douglass’s autobiography depicts the brutality of slavery and the violence to which slaves were subjected to. Violence was an everyday occurrence on plantations; slaves would be whipped for disobeying orders, not working fast enough, and some time they were whipped for no reason at all. “Her arms were stretched up at their full length, so that she stood upon the ends of her toes….he commenced to lay on the heavy cowskin, and soon the warm, red blood came dripping to the floor.” In this quote Aunt Hester is being whipped for disobeying Captain Anthony’s orders.
Change I support Will Campbell’s statement, “I’m pro-Klansman because I’m prohuman being.” Will shows a change in religious, cultural, and racial position from before Jonathan Daniel’s death. From a young age on through his thirties, Will Campbell believes strongly in fighting for the Civil Rights Movement while neglecting the racist whites. However, after his friend Jonathan is murdered, he comes to the conclusion that everyone is a bastard, and God loves everyone, even the KKK and other racists. The change in religious beliefs allows his civil rights work to extend to white racists as well. He understands how they are children of God too.
He soon began to seek more and more education and to use his abilities to help teach other slaves to read from bible studies. His life story is recorded in his autobiography “Narrative of the Life of an American Slave” (1845) Wikipedia report on his escape to slavery reads… “On September 3, 1838, Douglass successfully escaped by boarding a train to Havre de Grace, Maryland. He was dressed in a sailor’s uniform and carried identification papers provided by a free black seaman.
He only saw her four or five times before she died when he was about seven. The white slave owners thought that since God cursed Ham, slavery was right. They thought that the descendants of Ham were scripturally enslaved by God. They used God as justification for their sins. Frederick’s first master was an inhumane owner.
This would, of course, link politics and religion together. He argued that slavery went against the Bible’s teachings. Many within the Christian religion said that Hell awaits those who do not denounce slavery. These are but a few of the many different views held by both pro-and anti-slavery groups. Slavery is said to be the one breaking point that lead to the Civil War, but it is also said that during that time slavery was on the way out and was not the cause of the Civil War.
The thought and idea of slavery led people to believe that such a cruel and devastating thing only happen in the South, but the North had its up’s and downs as well. Certain aspects of slavery are portrayed in the novel Narrative of Sojourner Truth. The great amount of loyalty that the slaves had toward their religion and how some masters lacked the respect and loyalty for their slaves was overwhelming. The suffering that the greatly affected families went through due to the unwilling split up from the ones they love such as your husband and children as they were sold to different masters. This novel refreshes the mind on the level of intensity these people were put through, morally, physically and emotionally.
Irony is embodied largely in the justification of slavery through religion, as well as in the obliviousness of the slaveholders to the same, if not harsher, oppression they motivated after having fought against it in the American Revolution only decades before. Douglass’ diction is important to the readers understanding of the events in the story and the severity surrounding them. It also makes the whole engagement more enticing not only because it elucidates and canonizes emotions in the novel, but also because it helps to create imagery in the readers mind. He is also able to use diction and imagery to construct eloquent passages that are at the same time punctual and yet have deep emotional tolls on the reader. One such example is embodied on page in the text, “Mr.
Of the Faith of the Fathers The author in (of the faith of the fathers) focused his thinking and ideas about the religion in the time of slavery. Also, he categorized the characteristic of this religion of the slave into three categories which are the preacher, the music, and the frenzy. He also described the history of the Negro religion in the United States as well as a description of the affect the church had on the community. He compared the South church to the North church when the mainly focus for seeking a place of worship was due to the anger of the injustice of slavery. The author described his point of view towards the north church as followed, the North is known of being more outspoken as well as achieving the goals of their life within the limits that were allowed by a person