I found the History of Mary Prince to be extremely gruesome and was at time troublesome to read. The accuracy and images the piece conjures is enough to make most people feel troubled to their core. One recurring thing I noticed in this story that seemed to differentiate itself from Equiano was the relationship between the master and slave. I found in many instances in this book the slave owners were not only known to project their own insecurities and issues onto their slaves, but also seemed oddly dependent on the slaves presence. We see this with the owner who beats his daughter and then lashes out at any slave who is in the area, see’s, or tries to help her. In the case of the Wood and other families, no matter how often she tried many families had a huge issue with trying to sell Mary. This is despite the fact that she was constantly sick, seemingly drifting in and out of consciousness, as well as being unfit to do some of the easiest types of work. Certain families dependence on her was most clear to me when Mrs. Wood stated, Mrs. Wood was very much hurt and frightened when she found I was determined to go out that day. She said, “If she goes the people will rob her, and then turn her adrift.” She did not say this to me, but she spoke it loud enough for me to hear; that it might induce me not to go.” This idea is something I’m having a little bit of trouble wrapping my head around, but can certainly see it as something that is both apparent and worth noting.