The Narrative Of Frederick Douglass Essays

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The Narrative of Frederick Douglass

“If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without thunder and lighting. They want the ocean without awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical but it must be a struggle. Powder concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will. Men may not get all the pay for this world, but they must certainly pay for all they get.” In this quote Frederick Douglass expounds on what freedom is and how to attain it based off of his experience and his journey from slavery to freedom. . Frederick Douglass gives us metaphors and a verbal visual to give a depiction of his feelings before and after escaping slavery. In this autobiography Douglass expounds on racism and how it affected his identity and his manhood. Douglass explains his journey by using acronyms such as hardship, anger, elongated, and finally, relief. Frederick Douglass recalls scenarios and experiences such as witnessing his aunt and his mother get viscously beaten by their slave master. He explained how the slave masters would whip them longer to make them scream but would also whip them longer when they were screaming too loud. Douglass also used this autobiography to expound on topics such as human rights and sexism. He uses his experience to give examples and real life applications on how to…

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