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What does Douglass mean by ".. learning to read has been more than a curse than a blessing."
If he never knew how to read, he might not be so saddened, angered by his state of slavery.
to free from something, such as slavery
emancipation
liverly spirit; full of life and vigor
sprightly
between
betwixt
to break up; wasteful expenditure or consumption
dissipation
without life; not alive
inanimate
to do away with; .... slavery
abolishing
How does the institution of slavery affect the slaveholders themselves, especially Mrs. Auld?
It makes people cruel and takes away their goodness.
causing injury; harmful
injurious
How does Douglass learn to read?
Douglass begins with Mrs. Auld? He shows white boys what he can write, and challenges them to write something more intelligent. He reads when Mrs. Auld is not in the house.
to degrade; to be morally corrupt
depravity
drinking in excess is a ..... act. To be wasteful
profligate
a great public speaker
orator
to .... two people in a fight. To break apart in two.
Sunder
What happens when Douglass meets the two Irish men at the shipyard?
He recalls how they are free and how they encourage him to become free at some point.