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Frederick Douglass Analysis

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The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass is the life story of Frederick Douglass. Which he wrote himself, for the sole purpose of revealing to and persuading the people, the realities of slavery and how it is the most immoral act that a man can take part in. Fredrick Douglass’ goals were to show that slavery was not the answer. He wanted the people of his time to realize it. He campaigned against slavery as an abolitionist and through his book the “Narrative of the life of Fredrick Douglas,” which told about his own experience with slavery as he was a former slave. Douglas used the stories of his life as a slave to persuade people who read his book on all the wrongs of slavery. He shed light on the life of a slave boy. The obstacles…show more content…
He explains how he was stripped away from his mother and how slaves were always separated from their mother so the love that a mother shared for her child and child for his mother is never strengthened but purposely weakened. “I received the tidings of [my mother’s] death with much the same emotions I should have probably felt at the death of a stranger” (MLA). Douglas used this incident to show that slaves could not even be with their mothers. He understands that every child has a bond with their mother and a mother to her child. Douglas creates common ground for people reading his book and portraits that even the severity of the loss of his mother was taken away from him because of…show more content…
He is constantly beaten by his master, so he is sent to Covey, who fixes slaves that act up. Covey is an evil man and beats Douglas countless numbers of times. Douglas, loses hope in learning again and suffers depression again as well. He learns of a secret route which will allow him to escape north and gain his freedom, but before that Douglas fights with Covey and wins. He is not beaten by Covey after his fight with him. “The dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute” (MLA). This goes to testify that although Douglas knows how to rea, write, and speak he still does not have his freedom. It wasn’t easy even after he had become educated, showing the struggle never ends for a slave.
In the last few chapters of the book, Douglas is moved on from Covey to a new master, his last master, Freeman, He recalls Freeman being kindest master. It was during this point in Douglas’s life that he forms a bond with other slaves. He starts to run an underground school where he teaches other slave to read and write, and with education as Douglas states comes the ideas of freedom to slaves. Douglas and a couple of other slaves who have become close to him form an escape party. Douglas knows that this is the riskiest move to make and that it is a matter of life and death for a
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