I have the general idea for what I want my project to entail, however I may be in need of some advice or help. So here we go.
I really enjoyed Equiano’s slave narrative and find the topic of slavery to be extremely interesting. Having said that I would like to write my own slave narrative based off a fictional character as well as the research that I find. I do not want my journal to resemble Equiano’s in the sense that he was constantly traveling and never really settled anywhere too long. I think by allowing my character a consistent setting I could bring in other characters without having to frequently introduce new ones.
Here is where my problem is: Obviously we have to have a central theme and argument to this project. Writing about slavery, there is typically only one argument that arises: “slavery is wrong”. I will not exactly be surprising anybody in the class if I write a journal attesting to the horrors of slavery, so I need a more specific theme to examine and use it as my focus in the narrative. Krystal suggested a number of ideas, the best of which I thought was gender roles between slaves. I am leaning toward that topic as of now, but I am more than open to more suggestions.