The narrative in isabella and the pot of basil is shown at a large scale, while the kingdom of this. World zooms in to the micro levels of the experience. This can cause the reader to feel further away from the prominent problem of slavery resulting in limited empathy for the slaves in. Using minority figures to show people they are worldly, they are diverse, although these are flat characters. If we read ti noel and macandal as cogs in a cruel machine, then we also need to ask how they resist this fact. In groups of two share your answer to the last prompt in order to answer the question: The cruel machine of the plantation economy has weaknesses that the slaves can exploit. What are these: misplaced trust by master, gives the slaves this power, having a skillset, slaves know how things operate, without the slave labours, the plantation cannot work, they also have special access.