Essay on Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass:Essay
The American slave Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in 1838. Overtime Douglass had become very well known for his impressive orientations. In 1841 one of his orations landed him a job as an Agent for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. In fact the eloquence of his orations raised suspicion on whether or not he had been a slave, the questioning of whether or not he had been a slave was the reasoning for him writing Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass. Not only was Douglass an orator but he was an educator, politician, and was very persistent with arguing for the emancipation of slaves. Frederick Douglass makes an effective argument against slavery by gaining control over the reader 's emotions, bombarding them with facts and support. Also gaining trust in the reader by showing signs of credibility. Douglass gets an emotional reaction from the reader by sharing what he has been through and how the slave owners treat the slaves. On the first of January in 1833 Frederick Douglass left Master Thomas, and went to Mr.Covey to live with him for a year. Mr.Covey had earned the reputation of being the “nigger-breaker” and other masters would send their slaves to him so he could break them. Douglass explains that Mr.Covey was so cruel that he contemplated taking his own life a few times. Douglass told the story of one of the hottest summer days when he wasn 't feeling well and eventually collapsed due to a severe…

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