Essay on The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

999 Words Jan 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, is an astonishing story of one man’s struggle to become free from the bonds of slavery. Bring the reader into the story with him, readers get to experience his hardships and celebrate his triumphs along the way. Undeserved cruelty by other fellow humans leaves a sadness to the chapters, but the outcome leaves a joyous feeling to the overall book. Written only to prove an erudite black man was indeed a slave, and while life is riddled with trials and tribulations individuals can rise above and succeeded in obtaining dreams. Born a slave, Frederick had little knowledge of any an alternative life and as a child, being too young to work in the fields, his views were ignorant of the ways of the world and slavery. Only after watching his aunt being thrashed, did Frederick grasps the true nature of his circumstances. Selected to serve another family, Frederick travelled to Baltimore, where he would get his first real chance at an opportunity of an improve life. Remembering it as one of the happiest times of his life. Upon the arrival in Baltimore, Frederick was blessed with a “kind mistress”. “I was utterly astonished at her goodness.” (Douglas,1845) Teaching Fredrick his alphabet and helping him to learn three and four letter words, she gave him the gift of literacy, until her husband (Mr. Hugh) found out and forbid her to continue her lessons. Unbeknownst to Mr. Hugh, the damaged was done and as…

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