Slavery By Frederick Douglass

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Slavery, at its very core, is cowardly. As I am reading, I am trying to understand what gives certain people the mindset that someone is less human than they. Men that feel the need to overpower others based on the color of their skin is atrocious and weak. When humans bleed, as all the slaves are very well aware of this due to beatings, whippings, and gashes, they all bleed red. Humans all feel pain. The color of someone 's skin has zero affect on their abilities, knowledge capacity, or emotional well being. Douglass gives very descriptive events of his life that all contribute to this man longing for one simple concept for all: freedom.
When Douglass was younger, he was eager to learn more when he had his first taste of what it was like
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The difference between the North and South is the quality of life for a slave was determined by the geography of where the slave lived. In the South, masters were more independent and self boasting for being able to break a slave. Masters in the South did not want to ruin their reputation and look weak by not following through with orders. Douglass and Mr. Covey were fighting for over two hours. Mr. Covey ended up walking away with more scratches than Douglass, but Douglass figured that he would receive a public whipping for placing his hands on a white man. Douglass believes that the only reason he did not receive a public whipping was because it would prove that Mr. Covey could not break in his slaves. Masters in the North were much more conscious about how they treated their slaves. They did not want other people to know that they were treating their slaves poorly. Douglass could not remember a time that he went hungry while working in the North. It was frowned upon if a slave went hungry in the North, but almost an everyday occurrence in the South. Douglass grew found of living in the North because his masters treated him far better than his masters in the South. Needless to say, Douglass grew fond of living in the North. The treatment he received in the North gave him a better understanding of what it would be like to be a free man. He understand and watched how slaves were …show more content…
Throughout his life, he would gain hope from a specific event like learning from Mrs. Auld. As he would build up the courage to run away, he would be discouraged from instances like being thrown in jail. This constant rollercoaster of emotions could have defeated Douglass all on its own, but Douglass powered through. Because he was able to power through all of his emotions, he earned his freedom. Interestingly enough, once Douglass was free he became part of an anti-slavery group. He became an advocate to help move forward as an anti-slavery country. Douglass would attend meetings as a keynote speaker, depicting each of these events that contributed to his freedom. Once Douglass was free, he did not forget to look back and help others to freedom along the way. Douglass lended a helping hand to his fellow brethren. He knew the difference between being a slave and being a free man. It is important in every aspect of life to always remember to look back and lend a helping hand. All of these events led to Douglass’ freedom. When Douglass was granted the opportunity to learn a trade and make money for himself it clarified the idea of being a free man. When Douglass lived in the North he understood that the South was unjustly. When Douglass was able to write he knew that he could make a difference in the lives of the other slaves. Douglass subconsciously knew that if he persevered he

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