She was Douglass's mistress in Baltimore and Hugh’s wife. Her life’s story is interesting because it gives readers opportunity to plunge into the specificity of the society. Before marriage, Sophia was a kind girl and treated Douglass with honor and respect. But the cruel times left a dark reflection in her soul, and she changed her attitude to the society that is full of slaves. Mrs. Auld betrayed her principles as she was a victim of slavery. She became cruel at the moment when her husband forbade her to teach Douglass grammar. Nevertheless, she kept in touch with him even when the man moved to the North.
Sophia Auld in the Essays