Jump Ship To Freedom
This book was about slavery and Arabus who wanted to be free and not have to
answer to his slave master Ivers who treated him like dirt. It is hard to
compare Arabus and me because there is not much in common between us. One thing
we have in common is that we both believe that African Americans should not be
discriminated apart from white people. Something that we donít have in common
is that his father is dead and mine is not. We both have determination. Arabus
was trying to become free by stealing his Fathers soldiers notes and then
sailing with Ivers all the way to New York and then jumping off and swimming
away from Ivers so he could find his fathers old friend and trading in his dads
notes for money and then he could by his freedom and then buy his mothers
freedom. I have never had to fight for my freedom but I think I would have the
determination to fight for my freedom. We can both swim well. He proves he is a
good swimmer when he jumps off the ship and swims away to get to New York. I
have never proved Iím a good swimmer by swimming away. People know I can swim
well because they have seen me swim at the pool. I donít think that I could
swim away for as long as he did. The last thing that I will compare is the fact
that he lost his dad when he was really young and I still have mine. His dad was
a soldier that was fight and his ship sunk and was African American . My dad is
not a soldier and he is not There are differences but I think we could be
friends if we were the same age because we have the same morals. What we donít
have in common are little things that donít matter as much.