Summary Of Frederick Douglass

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The narrative of Frederick Douglass was focused around life as a slave and the road to becoming free. The narrative had a lot of interesting information that many people do not learn about in school. The book starts off with Douglass talking about how his life was growing up as a slave. He’s father was a white man and he was separated from his mother as an infant. The book goes on to tell how his masters were and what treatment he had to endure during his time as a slave. He talked about watching his aunt getting whipped; seeing his aunt covered in blood as she screamed. Growing up in the 21st century it is hard to believe that black people lived like this. No one should have to go through the things that Fredrick Douglass went through. Not …show more content…
Then years Douglass tells of the master that brutally beat his slaves. One day Douglass has enough of the cruel treatment and fights him master, Covey. From that moment on Covey did not mess with him again. Later in the book Douglass talks about his road to freedom and what he did to earn the money to pay for it. The books end with him and his wife leaving for New Bedford to start their new lives together. While they were living in New Bedford Douglass still was treated differently from the whites because they didn’t want to work beside a black man. Afraid that their jobs would be taken from them. Not long after Fredrick Douglass was asked to speak at an anti-slavery convention. Which started Douglass down the path to becoming one of the most influential figures in …show more content…
The raw emotion, details, and real stories that was put into the narrative made the book enjoyable to read. The moments when Douglass talks about the Underground Railroad was very insightful for me. This was very interesting to read because in school you learn about the same freedom train but differently. Douglass speaks about it like it was a death wish, and it only made slave owners keep a tighter grip on their slaves because the Underground Railroad wasn’t a secret to slave owners like we learned about in school. More slave owners knew about it than slaves, since it was sung about by all the slaves. The only slaves who really escaped this was were desperate to leave. As far discrepancies, there weren’t any flaws in the author’s claims because most of the information given were experiences in Douglass’ life. Most of the things that were mentioned incidences like that happened in those times. Only one thing that felt a little fabricated to me. Which was Douglass fighting his master, in those times wouldn’t fighting your master mean certain death? That is my own opinion and since it is a narrative there is really no way of knowing the truth. Nonetheless, this was a great book that tells of the life as a black man in the 1800s. This book was very insightful on how the mindset of a slave was and all the obstacles that were faced trying to become free. This book is very significant because

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