A Surgeon’s Regret

Narrate the experiences and moral crisis of a ship surgeon aboard a slave ship, caught between his professional duties and the inhumane conditions he witnessed.

The surgeon aboard a slave ship bore witness to the extreme brutalities and inhumanity of the slave trade. This writing prompt invites an exploration of this complex character, his struggles with guilt, his empathy for the enslaved, and the question of his complicity. This prompt explores the gray areas of morality, the consequences of duty, and the price of silence in the face of injustice.

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