In the novel, he is a brutal and cruel master who took wife’s property under his control. He was not intended to rule over the slaves, but still, he managed "either by force, fear, or fraud." Douglass hated Captain Thomas Auld as he ignored religious rules, but at the same time, he proved his strong support of Christianity. This character appears in the novel as a bifacial personage who tried to destroy each persons’ life and becomes rich. His wife played a secondary role in his life. She was a stooge in her husband’s hands. “No evil remains unpunished,” and the life of Thomas Auld is not an exception.
Captain Thomas Auld in the Essays