Essay on Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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One of the largest influences on the Slavery Reform was Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, A Slave. This piece shared a part of Douglass’ life while revealing the harsh realities of slavery. Douglass’ slave narrative is bit different from the millions of others’ slave encounters. Others may have ended with a harsh death from punishment or a life full of slavery with a natural death. Douglass was fortunate enough to successfully escape slavery and into a life of freedom despite his lack of religion. I’ve chosen to focus on the religious aspect of this piece. Frederick Douglass, though not a religious man, includes many hidden relations to the bible. With some research, I would like to go into more detail about this particular element. First order of business, a summary of Douglass’ Narrative. Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass starts off with Douglass explaining his younger years. He explains that he is unsure of his exact age but has a pretty good guess based on, “…hearing my master say, sometime during 1835, I was about seventeen years old.” (Douglass 12). Douglass then moves on to talk about his mother who he was separated from shortly after his birth. Him and his mother live 12 miles apart from one another on separate plantations. Every night his mother would walk to his plantation to put him to sleep. They would never talk. When his mother died, he wasn’t told immediately, but when he did find out, he expressed his emotions to be,…

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