The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essay

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Book Review In the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,” the author, Frederick Douglass brings to our attention many different aspects and details about the harsh people and events occurring in the 1800’s. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery between 1817 and 1818. He was moved from plantation to plantation to live and obey for several different masters and learn to read and write before he was able to flee the life of a slave. Through his process of slavery, Douglass is able to help us see certain concepts of slavery and the various emotions and details that we would not normally know about without his experience and ability to inform us. Frederick Douglass, through his narrative offers to us many lessons and challenges that were tough for all slaves throughout this time period. However, three distinct ones are how education, such as reading and writing were an important way to freedom for Douglass, how the process of slavery led to the American Civil War, and how christianity is viewed throughout slavery.
Not only one of the themes, but the main theme of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, is the idea and meaning of education throughout the story. Frederick Douglass found himself learning to read and write and eventually becoming very successful in it. He later found that this may have been the key to him becoming free from being a slave. Although, this theme was very important throughout the entire story, it was not a consistent one as…

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