Essay on The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

2002 Words Nov 4th, 2016 9 Pages
According to Abraham Lincoln, “Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man’s nature; opposition to it on his love of justice”. Frederick Douglass publishes a book on his life that he wrote in 1845, titled “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”. It has been said that he followed in the footsteps of Olaudah Equiano who also written an autobiography known as “Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano in 1789. In the book the “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass”, the author takes his reader with him on his personal life journey when he was born into slavery all the way to his freedom. The author introduces the beginning the narrative by saying that he is from Tuckahoe, Maryland and continues by telling the reader that his mother is named Harriet Bailey and was an African-American woman, who also had African American parents who were both colored. However, it has been said that his father was a white man that was also his master. Additionally, Douglass was apart from his mother when he was an infant and he never saw her to really know her as his mother. According to the author, he says he had two masters in his lifetime, the first named, Captain Anthony who was a cruel man.
Similarity, Olaudah Equiano also publishes an autobiography that was titled “The Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano”in 1789. Olaudah Equiano starts his narrative by talking about his birth place known as Nigeria in Africa. Furthermore, he continues by speaking of their customs and…

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