The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, A Slave

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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 …show more content…
As he grows, he longs more and more for freedom from slavery all together. He develops a plan to go North with a few other slaves that he has grown to like very much. The morning of the day that they plan to execute their plan, an unexpected stranger comes to visit their current master. Immediately they knew that their plans had been discovered. They are taken to jail. Finding no evidence, all of the slaves were freed. All but one, Douglass. He was suspected to be the brains of the operation, and if it had not been for him, the others would not have been in this predicament. Captain Auld, Douglass’ master, surprisingly comes to bail Douglass out and send Douglass back to Baltimore. Upon agreement, Douglass began working and bringing in money to Master Hughes. Initially he was very pleased with this arrangement. He would receive a portion of his earnings and was as free as a slave could be. Eventually he began to hunger for more and was no longer satisfied with his current situation. He made a plan to escape to the North by himself this time. On September 3, 1838 Frederick Douglass finally escaped from Master Hugh. Initially, Douglass was skeptical of everyone and everything around him. Ultimately, he came in contact with Mr. Ruggles- a black abolitionist orator and journalist- who takes Douglass in, marries Douglass and Anna Murray, and sends Douglass off to New Bedford where his anti-slavery career really

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