Fredrick’s story is a passionate yet horrifying depiction of social degradation during the period of colonization and human trafficking of American black culture. He cites a variety of life events in American culture that can, in most cases, be applied to the moment.
Slavery is a major theme in the story. Nonetheless, the speaker discusses the reign of political regimes. His zeal for reformation is unbreakable, owing to his upbringing by a black mother who was enslaved in the land of the whites. He, bitterly, express the desire for freedom as a major concern in the culture. Conspicuously, the victims of slavery and political manipulation are the black Americans.
Additionally, he uses the symbols of sweeping winds as the images of a rise in change. The political bodies will form to fight for the freedom of the oppressed just as the winds rise to destroy weak structures on the surface. The desire for the abolition of the white is evident in Fredrick’s tone of narrations illustrating clear concern about the oppressed and the will to promote equality and freedom in the society.
Relevance of the themes in current generation
Slavery and racial discrimination are a common practice in the white’s culture. Numerous cases of social injustice arising from such culture, prominently, exist in the communities. Thus, the desire for freedom and equality among human races is a major concern in the culture. African American people consider the level of racial constructs as a misplaced social character. The era of president Obama is perhaps one of the major milestones in the rise of freedom and existence of human rights in societies. Previously, no African Americans were considered for leadership.