the topic of how the body being deteriorated has been a common topic in class. Not only how the body is literally broken down but how the body is consumed. Consumption of the lower class plays a common role in The History of Mary Prince. While working in the salt mines, Mary Prince’s body physically is being destroyed and broken down by the continuous contact with the salt. Even when the slaves have noticeably open wounds and blisters all over the human flesh, they are still forced to work. When the slaves work with these conditions in the salt mines it can be assumed that their flesh is also being broken down and falling into the salt that will be packaged and sold to consumers. So inevitably the consumers of the salt are as well consuming parts of the slaves that helped to produce it. In previous texts that we have read we talked about how when upper/middle class had in any way consumption of the poor or lower class, it was considered disgusting and horrid. However in Mary Prince we see that to only do the people in her community play a part in consuming her flew, but so do the children of their future. Mary Prince breast feeds her masters children which is direct consumption of her body. Her milk which is coming from “the inside out” is the necessity of life to the upper classes children. It’s almost ironic that the slaves help the people who will eventually become the slave owners to be nurtured and taken care of till adulthood. it made me think of how the slaves are creating their own nightmare, obviously not by choice.