The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass?

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Frederick Douglass had the rare life of an escaped slave, and once he escaped, he was able to establish himself economically and politically. He described his escape as he had “stole himself from his master.” He had the benefit of being able to read and write as a young slave and this later lead to his successful future. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was written to show what he had experienced throughout his life and shown he had grown as a person despite the tumultuous situation he began in. Frederick Douglass wrote this piece and it was published in 1845. Frederick Douglass was once a slave that had escaped after so time. He was a salve in Maryland for an undisclosed duration in the document but once he was able to leave …show more content…
Through mainly his writings and his words, Douglass had used his own experiences as well as others’ stories to show “the inhumanity of the institution and the humanity of its victims so that the first would be abolished and the second accepted in American society.” In the text of the excerpt from the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass had described the barbarity of the one owner called Colonel Lloyd. Lloyd had whipped the slaves almost as he had enjoyed it. Also, Douglass had stated the minimum that slaves had received in food and lack of clothing they got …show more content…
The imagery and words he uses to describe his surroundings and experiences shows a very realistic description to the white Northerners. His language then used to describe the details of his life initially was monotone and just a typical way of life for slaves in lack of food, clothing, and sleeping conditions. Then when they start singing the song that were “rude and incoherent” his emotions changed because it angered and saddened him of the situation they were in and how they were treated. This shows his emotions on the topic of slavery and his life for which the document was written to the readers of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Douglass was successful in targeting the whites in the North and he wrote the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass well enough to dissuade them from supporting slavery. This piece helped to establish a movement to rid the United States of slavery in the North and South. Douglass had began writing this narrative prior to 1845 recounting events from his life as well as others and then he published it in 1845. The language in this excerpt shows the passion with which he wrote it and his opinion on the topic and overall it was a key to changing opinions of Americans prior to the Civil

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