Dr. Flint’s son, who operates and lives at the family’s plantation. Nicholas is much like his father, even making sexual advances on Linda; for this reason, Dr. Flint is jealous of him and tries to keep him away from the city. Linda presents this twisted dynamic between father and son as an example of the way slavery irrevocably perverts family dynamics.
Nicholas Flint Character Timeline in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
The timeline below shows where the character Nicholas Flint appears in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Four: The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man
...she’s trying to decide what to do, William approaches her, upset because Dr. Flint’s son, Nicholas, bullies him constantly and threatens to whip him when William, who is stronger, beats him... (full context)
Chapter Seven: The Lover
Chapter Fifteen: Continued Persecutions
Chapter Sixteen: Scenes at the Plantation
...slaves and work as a housekeeper, preparing the plantation house for the imminent arrival of Nicholas Flint’s new bride. Ellen is upset by the sudden changes in her life and often... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen: The Flight