Narrative Of Sojourner Truth Religion Analysis

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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. The majority of the slaves were hand in hand with their religion. Isabella’s mother always taught her children to pray no matter what and instilled in them the qualities of being good people “she taught them to kneel and say the Lord’s Prayer. She entreated them to refrain from lying and stealing and to strive to obey their masters”. (Truth p.12) Isabella being loyal to her mother would do so whenever she ran into trouble, this also shows the loyalty towards her religion. The slaves were loyal to their masters if they were…show more content…
Religion plays a large role in the life of a slave. Many would ask the lord why this would happen, would it ever be over, and why did it happen to them. Whenever something would go wrong, Truth turned to God. Her religion helped her get through the harsh times and was the reason she left New York City to go to the east was “The Spirit call me there, I must go” (Truth p. 68). Slaves would turn to religion as a mean of releasing how they felt when they had no one else to turn to. To them their religion was something as they owned that no one could take away from them. This shows us that the salves kept so close to their religion as a mean of having something of their

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