Narrative Of Frederick Douglass Life Essay

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Frederick Douglass life work led him to become a significant figure in the abolition of slavery. With his book "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass “he impacted the white community and was a source for the creation of many anti-slave activist, he was dedicated to educating people of the horrors of slavery. He also played a supporting role in the civil war, which helped slaves to assert their freedom. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland county. He endured a lonely life as a young boy; his mother died when he was 10 years of age and he was separated from his grandmother following that. His master shipped him to Baltimore to help Mr. and Mrs. Auld to raise their child, it was then he learned to read …show more content…
After being sent back to the south to work in covey’s farm, he saw inhuman events which pushed his ever longing to escape slavery and head north. Douglass dedicated life life to be an advocate for equal rights for slaves and later on for women’s rights. Douglass lived through the hardships and injustices of living as a slave and witnessed the immoral treatment of his fellow slaves, their alienation and inequalities committed towards them. when he escaped from his slavery he wanted to help end the slavery for all. He did so with his book “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass”, public speeches at abolitionist meetings, published articles in the north star paper (a abolitionist paper), the Liberator and so on. Douglass deconstructs the content image of slavery the white population had painted for themselves. By explaining the real meaning of the slave’s signing habits, it was not because it was "evidence of their contentment and happiness” but because it was a way they could “relieve their sorrow much like tears relieve an aching heart”. He also reminisces about having to lie about how he truly felt living as a slave when asked by fellow slaves, “simply lie and present a pleasing picture of slavery” he explained it was a strategy owners would use to research how their slaves felt

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