Frederick Douglass: Slavery Is Injustice And Freedom

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Frederick Douglass spent most of his early childhood in Colonel Lloyd’s plantation, a place where he had seen the most gruesome treatment white men had committed towards slaves. After a couple of years in the plantation, he was shipped to Baltimore and arrives at the home of the Hugh and Sophia Auld. At first, Mrs. Auld was kind of enough to teach Douglass the ABC’s, some words and a bit of writing but it did not last long. Mr. Auld did not agree with his wife’s actions and forbid her to continue teaching him because giving a slave any slight of education will make it difficult to have them obeyed. A slave did not need to know anything other than answering to their master’s commands.
When Frederick Douglass overheard what his master had to
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Finding out that slavery is injustice and freedom is out of the question filled him with hatred towards all of his past masters. He regretted ever reading the book and wished he did not know the information he learned. Although it had affected him to the point where he considered suicide as an escape for freedom, he now knew how wrong and oppressive slavery was. This was one of the second events in Frederick’s life that affected him strongly to the point where the painful truth made him feel desperate for freedom even though it was going to be a difficult …show more content…
He discovered lack of education is the strategy white men use to enslave black people because any small amount of it can cause a slave to become disobedient. He made the effort to discreetly learn as much reading and writing as possible. Although he had a hard time discovering the truth about the wrong nature of slavery, Douglass’ gain of knowledge led him to desperately wanting freedom even though he knew the task was going to be difficult. Gathering everything he already knew, when he had enough of physical abuse, he fought for himself against a white man regardless of the risks he knew there were. The self-education, slavery information and the physical danger of corrupted people are what motivated Frederick Douglass to escape for

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