Douglass, was a slave since his childhood, and on his road to have education lay countless difficulties made by his enslavers, but his desire of learning read and write was unshaken. His mistress, who was a kind and tender-hearted woman, taught him the alphabet; the first step was taken so that he got more and more interested about learning. Although his mistress stopped teaching him because of her husband’s precepts and turned into a stonehearted woman after that, he was instructed how to read. He adopted a plan, which was to make friends with all little white boys who he could meet in the street. He bribed those little white children in his neighborhood with bread in order to interchange a lesson for teaching him how to read. This plan was totally successf...
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...believe and asked for proof. So that he wrote letters and asked them to beat him. Through this way, Douglass got many lessons. Furthermore, he copied his book on a wall with chalk and he copied his little master’s copy-books to learn to write when he was left to take care of the house. After several years, with a lot of practice, he finally learned how to write.
In conclusion, Douglass describes how he learned to read and write as a slave in essay “Learning to Read and Write”. By learning to read and write, he set his mind free and started to identity himself; he felt angry with his masters because they did not give him the things should have as a human being, and finally he planned to escape. He was still a slave, and he even wished that he could be uneducated, but he was free in mind because of education. He got the key, found the way, and he was touching the door.
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