Frederick Douglass And Christianity Analysis

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Frederick Douglass had strong views on Christianity. Frederick spoke about many slaveholders who were religious and used it to be barbaric. Captain Thomas Auld, one of Douglass’s masters, attended a church in Maryland and became a “pious” man, who used his new religion, Christianity, to be even more vicious and brutal towards his slaves. He believed that if a slave master was a man of Christianity he was automatically more full of hate towards slaves than a non-religious slaveholder. “...I, therefore hate the corrupt slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of the land… I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of frauds, and the grossest of all libels.”
Of course, Douglass doesn’t seem
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He drew me into his narrative with informing the reader of everything from whipping to being separated from your mother when you were an infant, not having a last name or even a birthday. Slavery in a synopsis is being taken from your family to work without pay, without necessities like proper clothes and food, and being maltreated for little to nothing. Many enslaved women were raped by the masters, Douglass’s mother being an example. They had to bear children, who they didn’t get to see after they were born, by a man they despised.
The Narrative of Frederick Douglass was filled with metaphors, stories and anything to draw the reader in. He used dates and quotes to remind you this is real and not some horror story, this is actually what people went through at one point in time. He captivated the attention of the reader with his heart-wrenching personal stories, and the stories that were more humorous. He put you in his shoes, describing the different aspects of his life as a slave. He was well educated, especially for a slave and you saw that in his literature, which totally defeat the absent minded thinking of

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