The Nartance Of Education In Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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Education plays a very important role in our lives. In order to live in a luxurious life or the life you prefer to, you should be educated. Every parents know it, so they send their children to high school and college to obtain knowledge. The more knowledge you have, the more you grow. Nowadays, it is a common things for a child to go to school since he is four or five years old, but back to eighteenth century, few of the African Americans was educated. They are forced to do the job they don’t prefer to; they have no choice in selecting their lifestyle, and they are the tools of the whites to achieve their goals and desires. Finally, they realize that it is necessary for them to be educated to gain their freedom and rights. Knowledge is the…show more content…
In his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, he points out the way to be treated equally by the whites: “Learning would spoil the best nigger in the world. Now,” said he, “if you teach that nigger(speaking of myself) how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master”(Douglass,351). Tell the truth though the mouse of a slaveholder’s. The quote explains the reason why the black has to work under someone else. They know nothing about the life, having no courage to fight against their masters. Douglass understands that studying is the only way to free themselves, and knowledge is the best weapon for them to fight against the slavery and the slaveholders. This might be the start of the rise of African…show more content…
He thinks the previous authors use their knowledge in an incorrect way. Their work has few influences to the white Americans. Instead of stating their opinions directly, those works are lack of aggressive, trying to gain empathy from the white. This would not work for the blacks. He argues that black authors need to have an “angle of vision can show them all the forces of modern society in process”(Wright,130). The black authors should write their works base on the situation of that they are
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