Adopting the Contrasts of Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup’s life story is literally extraordinary. I believe that all his life is a contrast, because he was a free man that was turned into a slave. The way he was turned into a slave was through his ability of playing the violin. There is a contrast, how can something so beautiful, as the violin take you to slavery? His book is filled with contrasts, between slaves, owners (good and evil) and places. Like how the Capitol, which debated about abolishing slavery had the house used to hide the slaves under its nose. I can use Solomon’s contrast as examples for my autobiography. They are very well placed and written. They keep you entertained and turning the pages. Therefore, I could use his contrasts in my life-story book. For example, when I used to speak about God in younger years, but had no commitment to follow Him. There is also the story when I didn’t want a pet, but ended up liking having the pet more than anyone in the house. Or, when we lived in a very decent household, that was quiet and peaceful, but had a neighbor involved in dirty business. Those people can’t hide it; they try to, but can’t hide who they really are, especially in a quiet apartment building, where some of your conversations can be heard.

(I noticed that I had forgotten to write this essay, sorry.)


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