Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass

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In this essay I will be talking about the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and how his life was representative towards the telling about slavery. First I will talk about what the difference between urban and plantation slavery. Then I will talk about each type of slavery through events that Frederick Douglass lived through. In the end I will describe how slavery impacted race relations.

Numerous people have a diverse way of thinking towards the Narrative of Fredrick Douglass, so some people may think that his description on slavery was adequate while others may think that his narrative was not fair. Several people say that the story was an autobiography of his life and others say that the story was written to reveal the brutal acts of slavery and the hardship one went through as a slave. During most of Douglass’s childhood he did not have it as hard as other slaves, but as the years passed by and the older he became, the harder it become for him as a slave. He did not just live as an urban slave during his childhood but also lived as a plantation slave during his older years. The life of an urban slave was not like the life of a plantation slave. Fredrick Douglass gave a good description of events that took place in his life, but you cannot just go off of just his stories because his life of a slave is differed from a plantation slave. So the book is how he saw things and what he felt. The things he experienced in his life was the same and different in many ways that of another slave. The great Fredrick Douglass tries to describe in the best way he can the life of a slave. He does this because he could only talk about slavery through events that he lived through because slavery was different for other people and diffe...

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...of property and that they could do what they pleased with them. They did not care if the well-being of the slave. They looked at slaves not as people but looked them as a profit to be made. Unlike the south the north had a somewhat different point of view. They still treated African Americans as an inferior race but some of the northerners at least treated them as a somewhat kind of human way. I think slavery was wrong in the first place but if it wasn’t for slavery many of the things that happened might have happened.

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