Big Question: Dehumanization
The topic that I chose for my big question is dehumanization. The reason why I chose this topic is because I find it interesting to think about the dehumanization of past generations and how it affected our lives today. My guiding question is- In what ways were slaves dehumanized and how did the dehumanization of slaves down grade the natural characteristics of human beings. In order to answer my question while reading the book, I will pay close attention to the types of statuses and relationships focused on the slaves and their masters, traditions to maintain the relationship, and the personal/emotional reactions to the traditions.