English Class: Autobiographies

The Morally Evil Slave System

In John Thompson’s autobiography he clearly shows how the slave system was morally evil. He told of numerous accounts where slaves were whipped much more than was needed. For little infractions, slaves would be whipped mercilessly. This was clearly evil since the slave’s punishment would not equal the infraction. On top of that, some slave owners whipped their slaves just for the purpose of whipping them. There is no justice in whipping innocent people. Slavery was also evil because it treated human beings as animals, simply as a means of obtaining wealth. On all accounts slavery is an evil and never should be tolerated.

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