Mr. Douglass Argumentative Essay

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Mr. Douglass' narrative is a wound, bleeding of truth This wound exposes the truth of slavery and determination to become literate despite his slaveholders' belief that he must, "…know nothing but to obey his master" (Douglass, pg. 62). The more one reads it, the larger wound of slavery appears. The truth of the horrors of the slaveholders and the lives of those in shackles rip those with hearts to shreds. This narrative was written by Mr. Douglass to reveal his growing wound since his birth. As he and many others were stripped from their mothers before their twelfth month of life deprives our brethren of meaning to be parents and children, the important sense of family was unethically removed (Douglass pg. 41-42). Such abhorrent action can …show more content…
Think! Did the slave owner, Mr. Auld, not condemn his wife for educating Douglass? His condemnation was a sign of opportunity for Mr. Douglass to escape the ever-constricting shackles of slavery through literacy and knowledge! Mr. Auld would never admit that his wife taught Mr. Douglass. Any comment from a slaveholder would confirm the suspicion that slaves are purposefully kept uneducated, therefore Mr. Douglass' account of the conversation between Mr. Auld and his wife is anything but fictitious. Those who question the source of such truth must be careful! If it is thought that a previously published author wrote this, be wise and aware of the risks they would place on their career and their reputation, as the material will be ripped to shreds as it is now by those who refuse to believe the truth! Perhaps one is suspicious of the abilities of Mr. Douglass, that he paid someone to write his narrative. It must be admitted, as a fugitive slave, the pay is terribly low and allies, if any, brave enough to write this are few to seldom. No man could ever desire to take such responsibility of such truth is he was not the one to witness it. His truth, his escape is solely his, no one would be capable of such emotional, truthful impact if he himself were not the

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