How Do People Achieve Human Flourishing In The Narrative Life Of Frederick Douglass
In the book, ‘The narrative life of Frederick Douglass’, it addresses the inhumane treatment of people with other people. It describes not only his life as a slave but also mostly the life of a slave. Slavery in my opinion is a very brutal way of treating the same genus. Why do people treat other people inhumanely? Is it because of the color of their skin? Is it because they do not have enough money? Is it because of the language, education, or any factors that does not level one person to the other?
Enslavement started long ago but is still present in today’s society as human trafficking. Upon reading the narrative of Frederick Douglass, how people treat other people of color is very violent and barbaric. To have or own a slave is a level up of the owner in the society. The more …show more content…
What masters do in their holiday is let them drink and compete with other slave owners who would drink more. They are being deprived of their freedom. The freedom given to them is an illusion. “Freedom now appeared, to disappear no more forever- It was heard in every sound and seen in everything” (30). To elaborate this further, it means that freedom is mirage. It exists but does not. It is more like an apparition. What they yearn for is to be unbound by the dreadfulness and savagery from their masters but still even though they were given the freedom, the thread is still there. All they want to live free of oppression, and barbarity of their fellow people. The real question that lingers in my mind is: What is it like to be free? What does freedom mean? Is freedom the way to achieve human flourishing? This word is the greatest and biggest word to be achieved by serfs.