Douglas's Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Self And Freedom?
Notice that he uses the word “utter” which, initially means to give voice and to speak. Which in of itself shows that he able to render his thoughts into a reality outside of his own mind. Further, according to the OED means, “To put (goods, wares, etc.) forth or upon the market; to issue, offer, or expose for sale or barter.” Even though this may seem as a negative thing considering he is already enslaved, now even his thoughts and words have become a commodity to barter and trade. However, these are his. He is able to have these words and put them forth into the world. These are Douglass’s words to do with as he will, whether to sell or keep for himself, no one else can take his intellect and free will away. Now he is able to express himself and to make them