Goal to Abolish Slavery in the Autobiography The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass gives a first person perspective on the life of a slave laborer in both the rural south and the city. Frederick Douglass gave himself an education against horrible odds, and was able to read and think forever about the evils of slavery and good reasons for its abolishment. The primary reason for his disgust with slavery was its effect of dehumanizing not only the slaves, but their masters too. His main goal: to abolish slavery.

Throughout his autobiography Frederick Douglass talks of the many ways a slave and master would be corrupted by the labor system that was so deeply entrenched in the south as a result of demand for cotton, and other labor-intensive crops. The master justified his
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As Douglass said, if it were not for those holidays the slaves would have been impossible to keep.

Frederick Douglass had moved into a lady’s home who had never known of slavery, but he saw her corrupted by it soon enough. While she had initially taught him to read, fed him good, and looked at him like an equal human being, she eventually forbid him from reading and whipped him at her husband’s command. The kind woman he had known became inhuman and evil because that was required to maintain the power over slaves. During this, Douglass found his peace and well-being in nature and through being self-reliant. He had to pay great consequences such as those but it was worth it for him in the end.

As time went on Henry also thought of the unfairness in working and paying the wages he had earned to a master who had no right to them at all. In slavery he had been unable to question anything that his master did. He was unable to have rage, sadness, or even sickness, or else he would have been beaten. Small acts of disobedience ended in the murder of many slaves he had known personally. Losing friends can make a slaves life so much harder than they already are. For a lot of them, friends are all they have because they have been tragically separated from their families Those inhuman acts that occurred to him and around him without even a tiny bit of care for a black slave demanded abolishment.

Douglass points out all the terrible

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