She is also a typical lady of that times. As she wasn’t very important, we as well can’t say a lot about her. She wants to seem like she is very kind-hearted and moral. She tried to make only a moral influence on her slaves. But at the situation when her husband refuses to sell slaves, she is shocked. Only after this situation, she understands that slaves are also people and realizes that process of slavery is wrong and very unchristian.
Emily Shelby in the Essays