The Actions Of Douglas's Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man” (Pg 64). Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is book written by Douglass himself. Douglass writes about the crime he was witness and victim to as a slave. He talks about his experience as a freeman looking back at his slave life. The different events in his life like leaving the plantation, learning the truth about literacy, crimes he witnessed, the law that turned a blind eye to the cruelty he was victim to and his duty as a former slave to educate the people who were oblivious to the life slave were forced to live. The events that led Douglass to write the book were the events where he learned something that helped him escape slavery figuratively …show more content…
He worked at there for while when some of the white carpenters felt threatened that black carpenters might take the job and poor white men will be “thrown out of employment.”(Douglass, 84) This causes the apprentices to feel degrading with working with Douglass. This caused apprentices to instigate a fight now and then with Douglass. After Douglass made a vow of never backing down fought back after his battle with Covey. During one of the fight Douglass was struck in the head with a handspike which caused Douglass to be “stunned” and fall to the ground. During the commotion Douglass got hit in the eye upon seeing the “closed and badly swollen” (Douglass, 85) eye they went away. When Douglass went home and told his story to Hugh. He was taken to an attorney who …show more content…
He wrote the book in order to tell people about the basic human rights he lacked as a black slave in the south. During his lifetime Douglass had many ups and downs. All the events that he witnessed or was a part of led Douglass to write the book about his life as a slave. After experiencing these events Douglass wrote the book to show the true horrors of slavery to people of north and south. Consequently, try ending slavery that had affected the lives of many people. These events were important to Douglass lead Douglass to right the book because through these events he learned about the horrors of slavery and things that will help him become free of the shackles of

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