Narrative Of The Life Of Fredrick Douglas Essay
Frederick Douglass was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland during the slave times between 1817 - 1818. Frederick’s mother was Harriet Bailey. Is father was a white man, most likely a plantation owner. Since Frederick was born into slavery he worked as a slave for part of his life. Being a slave meant that you work very hard for long hours in a hot field, don’t get paid very well, and get fed very little. Slaves had a very rough life.
Frederick although was a young kid, he did not have to work as hard as the older people. Young slave children did the easier jobs on the plantation. Fredrick, being a slave meant he hoped from plantation to plantation. One of his first owners was Hugh Auld. Fredrick was treated really well with the Aulds because Mr. Auld wife was new with slaves. That meant that she treated them really well with respect love compared to being rude like all the other slave owners. Because of Mrs. Auld, Frederick starts to learn. She teaches him how to read. It was very frowned upon to teach a slave.
Later on Frederick 's first owner dies and he gets sent to a relative of the Auld’s. This new owner Thomas Auld, is much more cruel toward Frederick. Frederick tries to escape and always ends back up with the Aulds. Fredrick gets a jobs working on ships and slowly saves little amounts of money from working. While he was saving this money he was planning an escape to New York. Fredrick made an escape and made it…