The Reality Of Slavery In The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass?

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No, I have not read a non-fiction narrative book like The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. The narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in chapter one teaches me the reality of horrible actions that the slaveholders use to purposely keep their slaves unaware of freedom. White slaveholder captivity the black slaves because it was a tactic white use to gain power over the slaves. The reality of American history in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass shows that white slave owners have been dehumanizing blacks to be their property like a puppet on strings. In chapter one, the part that struck me the most was when Frederick Douglass was hiding in the closet and saw his aunt being stripped down and lashed by Captain Anthony. …show more content…
During this scene of his aunt in chapter one, Fredrick Douglass stated, “I was so terrified and horror-stricken at the sight, that I hid myself in a closet, and dared not venture out till long after the bloody transaction was over. I expected it would be my turn next” (25). This quote explains to the reader that if Captain Anthony saw him. Frederick Douglass would receive the same nasty punishment as his Aunt Hester. This show to the reader about whites’ slaveholders will do anything to make sure that the slaves stay in line and do what they are told because blacks were inferior to whites’ slaveholder. The lesson I learned from this chapter was Frederick Douglass presenting his personal experience as a slave by telling the slaveholder would basically dehumanize the black to make them their slaves. Douglass also tries to tell us about how slavery works and why slavery is …show more content…
Fredrick Douglass shows his humanity by rising over the top to escape the slavery in the south which led him to gain freedom. Frederick stated, “My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me, and behold a man transformed into a brute” (72). This example shows that black slave in the past had to brawl out a fight, so they can escape the harsh reality of being a slave. The potential to rise against standard slavery show that black slaves could neglect the torture from white slaveholders, which led to America to fight hard to end slavery. I think The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a valuable literature book because it has many great terrifying and moral stories that show the reflection of Douglass history of slavery. I think this book should be read by every American because the book has a valuable meaning to our American history of discrimination and defiance against social

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