Slavery In The South Analysis

During the 1800’s, the world was corrupted by many things that made life in the North and South hard to bare. Slavery was one of those unbearable things that went on. Although, slavery was mainly worse for African-Americans, but others were also treated like slaves just without being labeled as slaves. Slavery was a lot worse for African-Americans that lived in the South than those that lived in the North. Slavery in the North also never really reached the severity of the South’s slavery. In the South, it was not unusual for a well suited white man to own several slaves at one time. Most of the southern slaves were either born into slavery, or sold off into it. One of the southern slaves was brave enough after running away to gain freedom told …show more content…
He soon realized after going through various slaveholders, either for his belligerent attitude or his defensive actions, that the most brutal holders were those that were religious leaders. Douglass never expressed his religious view throughout his novel, but pointed out actions of those who supposedly were true Christians. He then wondered how they were able to call themselves Christians, but inhumanely beat individuals for more than just wealth but for what seem to be pleasure. It seemed to him that behind each title, bible studies, and religious meetings they held were conducted by a false leader that had a brutal past or present that made them in no place to teach the righteous word. Douglass never intended to bash the religion, but to simply point out those teaching it. After reading his own novel, he noticed that it could have come off as if he were talking badly about Christianity. Although he was not, he wanted to express the Christianity at which he received at the hands of his Christian slaveholders (p.71). He wanted people to see that the same house those leaders taught the goodness of the bibles, they beat their slaves and starved them in that same house. Even their mouth that they fixed to voice their religious freedom was the same mouth cursed and put shame to innocent people primarily for wealth and the color of their skin. These were the things Douglass wanted people to …show more content…
As a young boy he experienced many circumstances in slavery that made him the man he was. During his time as a slave, Douglass would sit back and think about the environment that slavery provided to try and dehumanize them as slaves, and how he was not going to fall into what slaveholders wanted. He was determined to overcome everything that was destined for him to fail. Douglass felt that he had been robbed of something so precious just because of who he was born from. That one thing was freedom and his manhood. He expressed his view of slavery with the intentions that people would become aware of what truly came with slavery. Slave holders were always trying to brainwash slaves into believing that thinking about the time that is present is better than worrying about the time to come. By making the slave believe that Frederick felt they were doing this to make sure no slave wanted to better themselves in any fashion or form. Douglass wanted to show the world that the very people who are put on a righteous scale are the same ones that brutally beat their slaves like no other. He wanted people to realize slavery instead of passing judgment on it, but acknowledge the true effect it had on all individuals in

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