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Twelve Years A Slave

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.”

About The Author

Solomon Northup (July 10, 1807, or 1808 – unknown)

Solomon Northup was an American abolitionist (movement to end slavery) and the primary author of the team in Twelve years a slave.

Genre

History | Drama

Setting

Saratoga Springs | Washington, DC

Main Message

People don’t just deserve the capacity to survive but to live.


Main Characters in Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup, aka “Platt”-

The author and protagonist of the memoir

Bass-

A kind-hearted white carpenter from Canada 

William Ford-

Solomon’s first master

John Tibeats-

The carpenter who buys Solomon from William Ford

Patsey-

Beautiful slave girl belonging to Edwin Epps

 

Famous Quotes in Twelve Years a Slave

  • “The sufferings I can compare to nothing else than the burning agonies of hell!”
  • “My back is thick with scars for protesting my freedom.”
  • “Is everything right because the law allows it?”
  • “It has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public.”