Northup’s and Eliza’s Response to Separation

Image

Both Solomon Northup and Eliza experienced a separation from their children, but they didn’t respond in the same way.

Solomon was the first one to be separated from his family. He never stood in an attitude or feeling of sorrow, but instead got back up and had hope for his liberation.

Eliza in the other hand, stayed in deep sorrow and grief for not being able to be with her children. Whenever she could she wept and wept and wept. She had no hope; nothing could comfort her or make her feel better.

We can conclude that the characters of Eliza and Northup were different. Northup never gave up and stood firm, while Eliza because of the loss, (not knowing if she would ever see them again), couldn’t take no more.  

Advertisements
Categories: English | Tags: | 2 Comments

Post navigation

2 thoughts on “Northup’s and Eliza’s Response to Separation

  1. Here’s something to consider: Northup knew he had a chance of seeing his kids again if he could escape. He knew they were safe and well cared for. Eliza’s children were slaves. She would likely never see them again, even if she escaped. She also didn’t know how her children would be cared for, but most likely they would suffer.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: