Although chapter four of “The Boy’s Ambition” by Mark Twain and chapter five of Frederick Douglass's “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” were written in the 1800’s and tell about the author's childhood, they are written very differently. While Twain uses exaggeration to create humor, Douglass uses a formal diction to create ethos. The use of these writing techniques make each piece of writing believable and lasting. Although the situation for each author was very different, the similarities between the texts show the similarities in their character. The authors and texts were both written in the early 1800’s, and are about each author’s childhood experience.
Although a century apart, Martin Luther King Jr’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and Frederick Douglass’s What to a Slave is the fourth of July are kindred spirits. Notwithstanding the many differences in their respective writing styles, deep down the essence of the message conveyed is still very much the same. Both Martin Luther King Junior and Frederick Douglas had similar beliefs and concepts related to the treatment of the African American community. They both describe a tough yet heart breaking situation that makes them question their moral values and doubt the system and its ability to change for better. Both King and Douglass were advocating for the same thing: their constitutional sanction of freedom.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a realistic story about a boy named Huckleberry Finn. Twain sets the story in Mississippi during the era before the civil war. During this time, slavery has not been emancipated, and racism was accepted. Twain uses colloquialism, geography and harsh realities to express Realism in his Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Within the novel, Twain makes use of the “N” word to express the reality of that time period.
The North and South have the same issues but handle it in the different way. However, the North wasn’t strict on the racism based on the ability on the crops or farm but when you look in the down south you will see more of the whites using the slaves for picking up crops and cotton. Once you look at the time period you can analyze the situation of the north and south we can pin point the issues in the place begin and the cause of the living environments the salves was treated the same. The slaves did not have no choice if the skin was different the case in the 1850s the men and women of the Africans had a different shades of black but given the variation in the appearance individuals of mixed races could manifest, phenotypical appearance might have made more logical choice as the guiding principle for determining race. Based on the article on “The Man with The Dirty Beard” is about a poor white family have no education and no wealth but the man asked why the family can have a good education if they were a white family.
Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is about a young boy named Huck, in search of freedom and adventure. The shores of the Mississippi River provides a good amount of backdrop for the story. Huck is running away because he doesn’t want to be civilized, while running away, Huck meets up with a man named Jim. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is set along the Mississippi River along Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas in the 1830-1840s, back in this time period slavery was legal. This setting relates to the story directly because slavery was legal in the south, and this was just a way of life back in this time period.
Frederick Douglas never had a formal education. He spoke of his time as a slave in order to rally the antislavery movement. Booker T. Washington was able acquire an education at Hampton institute by working many jobs to pay for it. He became a teacher; he spoke as a way to raise money and support for the education of African-Americans. Douglas and Washington both wrote books.
Du Bois. They had similarities but also differences in their upbringing, education, and ideas for a path forward for black Americans at the time. Booker T. Washington was born as a slave on a Virginia plantation in the South in 1856. He earned a Liberal Arts degree from Hampton Institute. He was a teacher for a short time and later established an industrial college in Tuskegee, Alabama (Moses).
Whites are given the higher position and well treatment whereas blacks are treated in an opposite way than whites. “Just Walk on By” by Brent Staples and “Learning to Read and Write”, by Frederick Douglass explains the challenges which were faced by both Staples and Douglass due to their color.
Hiram Hillburn from the novel Mississippi Trial, 1995 and Skeeter from the film The Help have experienced racism in their own ways. Hiram and Skeeter are similar, yet different in many aspects. This essay will cover the similarities and differences of both characters and what it was like for them to be living in this time period. Hiram Hillburn, age 16, is the main character in the novel Mississippi Trial, 1955. He was raised by his Grandpa in Greenwood Mississippi for most of his childhood.
The Atlanta Exposition Address by Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), written as a strategy in order to combat racial tensions in the South. Washington was born into slavery, where he worked on a Virginia plantation until emancipation in 1865. He then moved to Virginia with his mother, and taught himself how to read and write. After many years of saving he enrolled in the Hampton Institute (later called Hampton University) in 1875 and Wayland Seminary from 1878-1879. He would later become a teacher at Hampton, and after recommendation from Hampton’s president, he was selected to lead Tuskegee University.