TSI Reading: Using Context to Define Outdated Phrases

In line 21, "a human chattel" refers to

(A)a slave
(B)old men
(C)angry people
(D)violence

Literary AnalysisIdentifying and Analyzing Ideas
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TSI Reading
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Transcript

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skin this thing quickly and we'll kind of stop twenty

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one Alright So old natural Very real impressive The idea

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it was having happy man You know childs i were

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troubling him A haggard tell him walk alone and find

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an army of invisible foes May no more of our

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president and ducks and geese Any man in the green

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little black urchins around i'm going to move about slavery

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was never encourage that kind of communication with the slaves

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by which they might learn to measure the depths of

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his knowledge Ignorance is a high virtue in a human

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chattel and so on Okay Ignorance Meaning it's virtuous for

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a slave to be ignorant And it makes a slave

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more valuable right Although it's not often used in everyday

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speech the word chattel means personal property like a legal

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term you know property like a home or a tennis

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racket Or a ping pong paddle Well despite being human

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slaves were considered personal property not human beings There's nothing

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pretty about this comparison but the narrator uses it to

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emphasize the inhumane view that slaveholders had of their slaves

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So human chattel refers to a slave Got it alright

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loser bowl old man angry people violence Yeah we know

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that the master himself was old but the narrators speaking

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about his own experiences a child slave it's an old

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man While slaves had every reason in the world to

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be angry the narrator describes what it was like being

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around the master when he was acting moody or violent

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So that's it The answer is a chattel as a 00:01:41.495 --> [endTime] slave Unfortunately