The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essay

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In Frederick Douglass autobiography called “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” he talks about how he learned to read and writing, what it means to him. And how the slaves master didn’t want the slave knowing how to read and write because that would give them power and if the slave got power they would be equal has white Americans. He also talks about freedom how he makes himself free by learning how to read and write but he’s not fully free yet because African American are still slaves and at the day of the day he is still an African American. Douglass use all three of modes make his argument ethos, logos, and pathos that’s what make his argument strong.

In “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” Douglass communicate the slaves weren’t allowed to read and write. The slaves never knew what was going on at different plantation because they couldn’t talk to each other and the slave masters thought if the slaves talked to each other they would try to make an escape plans or take over the plantation. Douglass mention that learning to read and write was a big moment in his life because at that time he was aware what slavery was and how wrong it is. Douglass never knew his age because every slave didn’t know their age but When Douglass was about eight years he was sent to Baltimore to work for Hugh auld. Ms. Auld took on the task of teaching him how to read and write, but when her husband found out he was furious and that was when Douglass realized that…

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