Frederick Douglass Narrative Of The Life Summary

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The Narrative of the Life and Other Writings is written by Frederick Douglas and about Frederick Douglas. The reason this book is popular among historians and students is because the book gives a sense of what it was truly like to be a slave in the 1800’s. Douglas is a runaway slave from Maryland battling with trying to free himself mentally and physically. His life was made of horrid conditions bouncing from one owner to the next. After Douglas ran away from his last plantation he became an activist for slavery and went around the North writing books and giving speeches to try and show people what the true conditions are of slavery. This book was written because Douglas believed that publishing this book, showing the life that one must live …show more content…
Anthony eventually died and Douglas was sent back to see who his next master would be. Douglass’s next master would is now Thomas Auld, Captain Anthony’s son-in-law. Auld treats Douglas like dirt and after dealing with Douglas for some time he sends him off to the “slave breaker” for one year. This slave breakers name is Edward Convey known for crushing slaves and breaking their spirits. Convey continuously beats Douglas raw and ruins his spirit and hope for one day being free. Douglas was exhausted and couldn 't even think about continuing his education until one days Douglas had enough. The next time Convey tried to hurt Douglas, Douglass fought back for over an hour. Convey never touched him again. The year was then up and Douglas was sent to live with a man named Freeland for two years. Freeland was not a kind man, but he was a lot better than Convey. Douglas decided he is going to attempt to run away soon. Douglas began to get closer to his fellow slaves and started teaching each of them what he knew. Douglas began to get close to three of his fellow slaves more than the others. They began to create a plan to escape, but before the went through with their plan someone betrayed them to Auld. The four of them were then sent to jail. Thomas Auld decided he had enough and sent Douglas back to Hugh Auld to learn skills about

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