Essay on The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

1033 Words Oct 27th, 2014 5 Pages
Those who change themselves will change the lives of others. In, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass, the protagonist uses his life as an example from the experience of slavery to change the mindset of other during the 1800s. While living as a child in Maryland, Douglass craves for freedom, and then fights his way through by using resources that shifts his life from where it was. In addition, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is a narrative by Harriet Jacobs. This historian chases after freedom as she influences others during her journey. Also as a young mother Jacobs goes out of her way to gain freedom for herself, but not only her children. Therefore, the two protagonist of the narratives share their personal experience with slavery in order to activate a change in diverts lives.

Frederick Douglass explains his experience from slavery as agents for change by demonstrating his boldness before his master. As Douglass is working for his master Mr. Covey, who beats Douglass severely by nearly killing him, is then face to face with a new confidence he by demonstrates by saying, " From whence came the spirit I don 't know- I resolved to fight; and suiting my action to the resolution, I seized Covey hard by the throat, and as I did so, I rose...This battle with Mr. Covey was the turning point in my career as a slave...It recalled the departed self-confidence, and inspired me again with a determination to be free"( Douglass 77-78). As…

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