Jacob envies her lover’s free for she is cursed with slavery and not safe from master. She is forbidden to marry her first love, constantly abused by Norcom’s; a jealous wife and harassed by the doctor who wants her all for himself to conquer. As revenge Jacob’s gave birth to two children with an unmarried lawyer (Sawyer) whom she became friends with, and he has taken an interest and pitied her. Jacob’s hides for 7 years, escapes to the North, and gain her freedom. Jacob was limited to society because she was born into slavery and a victim of sexual abuse. Forbidden to see her first love the doctor would beat her as she defies him. She had fallen into despair. She overcame society by hiding in a crawl space at her maternal grandmother, then starts a new life in the North and is gains her emancipation (Jacob,1961/2017, p.878). She shares her experience to earn respect and assist freed slaves with Quakers (Jacob. 1861/2017, p.879)
Respond to a classmate. Do you agree with your classmate’s perspective? Why or why not? Be specific. What is the most convincing part of your classmate’s post? Why?