Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

1095 Words Feb 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Imagine being treated like somebody’s dog, day in and day out. You must sit when they want, stay when they want. They feed you only when they want, and never play fetch with you. You are in total submission towards your master because they control the necessities that you need to survive. Slavery in the United states worked in a similar manner. Your master held the food you needed to survive and the clothes you needed to stay warm. Therefore, they felt that you were entitled to serve them and do only what they want when they want it. Throughout the book, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, by Frederick Douglass, this theme of dehumanization is shown through slavery. This book is a great book in comparison to other books about slavery because it comes first hand from somebody who experienced the cruelties and hardships of being a slave. Also, the book is rated around four and a half stars out of five by many stores such as, Barnes and Nobel and Amazon. Through a first hand view the reader is able to experience events alongside Fredrick Douglass and feel what he feels without being provided false information. Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass was a good choice to read because it helps people, like myself, to better understand the past of the United States and the scars that slavery left on this world. Overall, this is a truly enjoyable read as it magically unfolds before your eyes. In the book, Narrative of the Life of…

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