The blessing was like the whistle at the start of a race, for now everything sped up.
Slaves were given long, sharp machetes, which would be their equipment—but for some also their weapons—until the harvest was done.
by showing the relentless pace that enslaved people had to keep during the harvest by showing that the mills began to be very productive after the priest’s blessing by showing that enslaved people had to feed the mills every day until there was no cane left by showing that the mills were the best pieces of equipment to produce sugar e life of every worker who touched it.
As [Olaudah] Equiano explained, the sugar slaves could hardly rest even when their day was done.
It shows that plantation workers are still living the way Equiano describes in the text.
It shows how enslaved people were exposed to the outside elements and weather.
The cutters worked brutal, seemingly endless shifts during the harvest—for the hungry mills crushed cane from four in the afternoon to ten the next morning, stopping only in the midday heat.
Slaves had to make sure there was just enough cane to feed the turning wheels during every one of those eighteen hours.
Many of Odysseus’s men did not escape with their lives The ships pulled away from shore during the evening. include poetic elements such a rhythm, rhyme, and repetition to help performers memorize them D. were unheard of until found inscribed on cave walls F.
were not meant to be shared with all members of society er major source of food.