Ar 'N' T I A Woman Analysis

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The book of Ar’n’t I a Woman? Female Slaves In The Plantation South by Deborah Gray White is the story of the african american women treated as slaves. It describes imagines of how they were treated brutally with labor, and punishment. African American woman slaves had no freedom but cruity. White people who own slaves treated them with unfairness and rough work on plantations. In the book, Afrcan American Woman were forced to work on plantation even when rough weather and illness pass by plantations. As the book states “Data on slave illness on Southern plantations reveal that plantations were havens for disease, and that slaves were indeed plagued by sickness. Slaves suffered and often died from pneumonia, diarrhea. cholera, and smallpox.”…show more content…
The book Ar’n’t I a Woman? circled around the three main principal myth images which is Mammy Image, Jezebel, and Saphire. The first one is Mammy Image which is the mythlogical belief that a black woamn who has the strength and ability to take unusaul punishment, heavy, and distaseteful work will make her stronger and fear of nothing. The belief that it would make her stronger than most men and will make her able to be a more powerful woman like Superwoman, In the book it states “Mammy was the woman who could do anything, and do it better than anyone else. Becuase of her expertise in all domestic matters, she was the premier house servant and all others were her subordinates.” (White, 47). This is supporting that the myth of the Mammy’s history is influencing how slave womans are seen and refered to. The Second myth is Jezebel. Jezebel was the ideal of vitorian lady in 19th century. Jezebel had no advantage in prudery , indeed domesticity paled in importance before matters of the flesh. The myth was the first encounter of African american as slaves made White southern believed all African American are supposed to be used as

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