The Horrors Of Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass published Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in 1845. This book serves as a slave narrative. Douglass depicts the lifestyle of a slave and the many horrors that came along with being a slave.Douglass wanted to expose a large group of what really occurred during slavery. He wanted to expose not only the physical aspect but also a mental aspect.

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass informs us on the way he lived his live. Douglass provided critical events that occurred in his bondage time. He presents a timeline from a young slave to a free Black. The book starts with some basic facts, like where he was born and not having knowledge of his age. Chapter 1 gives a picture into how slavery split up families. Douglass
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The slave owners would ultimately hinder the learning progress for the slaves in order to keep them ignorant. Some slave owners would allow their slaves to be so ignorant to not know basic facts about themselves, even Douglass didn 't know his age.In the novel, Douglass gives us many different tactics that White slave owners would do to ensure this ignorance. The slave owners know that once a slave would get a hold of a book or a willing individual to contribute to the learning will open their eyes and will allow them to escape. Unbeknownst to the wife of Douglass master, Mrs.Auld, unintentionally give Douglass the access to knowledge that allowed him to clear up the ignorant of what he was living through. Another major theme that I thought was important was Slavery. Douglass depicts that not just one group suffered for slavery but two groups suffered. The slaves that was being held in bondage and the slaveholders. The slaves would often react to certain situations. Douglass states "Slaves sing when they are most unhappy." In this situation the slaves would put all of their emotions into the songs that they wouldn 't be able to express. Another situation, Douglass states they seem " to think the greatness of their masters was transferable to themselves." The slaves would boasted about their masters because it was seen as a disgrace to be a poor man 's slave. Some would say that the

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