I Want To Be A Slave Analysis

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Frederick Douglass was an American slave born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. He as a results of being a slave, had lost the prevelidge of having access to his authentic birth records kept by his master. He was an abolitionist, an African-American social reformer, a writer and a statesman. He became involved in politics after he had escaped as a runaway fugitive slave. He engaged in publication of antislavery documents exposing his unfortunate life as a slave. An undervalued social class that gives a slave no rights to pursue individual freedom, liberty and the will of God expected in every living being on the planet. He mentioned on this narrative “what is really likes to be a slave”. Why a human being that claim commitments …show more content…
God made humans and all human beings are considered children of God, therefore mistreating the children of God with unjust treatment, brutality and antagonism by force will displease God and attract his wrath upon those that disrespect his children. So religiously, morally slavery system that was practiced in the old south that involved whipping and lynching was wrong and unjustifiable. In analyzing and juxta positioning the entire documents on the narrative of Frederick Douglass in contrasts to a master piece of defending Slavery by Paul Finkelman will be like to make a comparison and a final judgement about whether or not Slaves had the rights to the freedom they have always been yearning for, and defenders of proslavery on the other hand, were mainly all about the economic …show more content…
These were his source of intellectual ability to be able to creatively read and write and eventually was able to understand the political argument against slavery through the Columbian Orator. His rhetorical brilliance did not match white expectations of a formerly enslaved man. Frederick Douglas think that city slave holders are less cruel than rural slave holders because in the city, slave holders are aware of the disapproval of their non-slave holding neighbors. Frederick on his narration on the chapter “5” of the book made mentioned of the sneaky behavior of the master and quote in reference to his master “we used to call him a snake, because the master will often crawl using his knees and hand to avoid detection, and will shout at us at once, he’s almost like a thief in the night. It was never safe to stop for a second at work because the master was under every tree, behind every stump, in every bush and at every window on the plantation” ‘chapter 5’. All these behavior is to intimidate the slaves who works longer hours on the plantation with no rights to complain. Douglas at one time regret his existence as a human being, because he was so displeased and disgusted with the system of slavery under which he has no freedom and almost

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