The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essay

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According to the famous British slave owner William Lynch, once you take away the mind of a man, their body and morals come with it. In his letter of The Making of a Slave, breaking down the human mind was a comparison to molding slaves into the conscious of a horse. Through this novel, Douglass explains his attitude towards slavery through three vague key points. In the United States, religion is commonly depicted as a way of life and direction. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass argues how America had single handedly contradicted religion and manipulated it into slavery. Fredrick Douglass also explains through his text the actual physical, psychological and spiritual struggle he battled when it came to the way he lived and ate growing up.
Beginning with the Appendix, Douglass’s initial goal was to let his readers know that he was before anything a devoted Christian. He was brought up in the church at a young age and followed the bible and whatever it represented faithfully. He wanted to demonstrate this by having theses conversations openly without others feeling as though he had a biased perspective. In Douglass’s view he states “What I have said respecting and against religion, I mean strictly to apply to the slaveholding religion of this land, and with no possible reference to Christianity proper.” (Appendix, 43) Within that text he practices that whatever certain topic will be further discussed is based on the underlining truth and…

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