Conflict can affect people in many different ways and fashions. Some examples of these conflicts include proving character, traumatize, changing global reactions, family dynamics, and relationships. Two stories of conflict are the book The Diary Of A Young Girl and the Frederick Douglass Speech. The speech “What to the Slave is The Fourth of July” by Frederick Douglass, Frederick states, “The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me.” This quote is saying that the freedom gained by the thirteen colonies, can not be shared with the slaves. The slaves can not be free if they are still working at the merciless hand of their master. Frederick Douglass was a slave that was set free by his master, so he decided to become an abolitionist, and rid of slavery. By taking action and choosing to fight against slavery, Douglass made a huge impact on America’s point of view. By facing the conflict …show more content…
Dr. King decided to take action and stand up for equal rights. The equal rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr., would challenge people’s beliefs, as well as their character. Dr. King had a dream that all people colored or not would be able to live together in this world in harmony. Martin Luther King Jr, states himself, “No, no we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” This quote from the “I Have a Dream Speech,” is telling us why not one person should be glad with their situation, until justice has been put into place and you are satisfied with the outcome. As Dr. King said, “Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive … knowing that somehow this situation can and will be
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Frederick Douglas was a former slave and civil rights activist, who was displeased of the treatment of African Americans as slaves and as property. Frederick Douglas presented his anger towards a crowd of white patriots on the harsh treatment of African Americans during a speech titled “Fourth of July Speech.” In this speech, he is perplexed at the reason he was asked to speak. He reminds the audience that he was once a slave and does not understand why the independence of America should make him ecstatic. The fourth of July is a day of celebration for white Americans, while Blacks were still mourning.
Former slave, Frederick Douglass, in his speech, “What to the Slave is the 4th of July” demonizes slavery. Douglass’s purpose is to convince the audience that slavery is bad. Since Douglass was a former slave, his listeners would put the idea to mind more. He adopts a humble tone, at first, in order to establish confidence in his listeners. Douglass develops ethos in his speech by introducing to his listeners that he was a former slave, and that he is just a normal person.
An American Slave, Frederick Douglass, in his speech, “What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July?”, denigrates the Fourth of July and what it’s meaning is and what it represents. Douglass’s purpose is to show his audience the meaning of Fourth of July to slaves. He adopts a pressing tone in order to show what slaves think and feel about the Fourth of July in his speech to the President, friends and the people of the US. Douglass throughout his speech lionizes the impact that Fourth of July has on slaves. According to his speech he says, “Attend the auction;see men examined like horses;see forms of women rudely and brutally exposed to the hocking gaze of American slave-buyers.
Frederick Douglass wants African Americans to have their freedom. Frederick Douglass’ speech on July 5th, 1852 explains that Blacks should not celebrate Fourth of July because it represent freedom and black slaves does not have their freedom as yet. Slaves are being punished and being treated harsh. Whites celebrate Fourth of July while slaves are hard at work. Slaves were being treated as animals and property.
After writing Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, people would slowly get an idea of the harsh and shameful lives that slaves lived. This would be the start to a life-long protest of natural rights and a call to America asking them to live up to their Declaration of Independence and show the world that the slave system dehumanizes people. “I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is
Slavery. The institution which defined the very fabric of American society from its introduction in 1621 to its eventual abolition in 1863; a whole 242 years. During the United States’ not-so-brief tenure as a slave nation, many men and women condemned to chains suffered journeys wrought with peril in search of the liberty that Northern states offered to African-American individuals. This passage from Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, uses copious metaphor paired with antithesis and apostrophe in order to concretize his longing for and resolution to experience freedom, equality and agency. Douglass cleverly employs metaphor, using it to attach a tangible object to the concept of freedom.
Essay # 2 Frederick Douglass’ July Fourth of a Negro Equality is a moral value that people considered the best trait to have, but what does it mean to other people? The honorary Frederick Douglass, an orator and abolitionist spoke about what the Fourth of July means for the black people in America. He addresses what the founding fathers did for the country and America’s attitudes towards slavery. July Fourth of A Negro was one of Douglass’ most famous speeches. The speech was given on July 5th, 1852 in Rochester, New York.
In the speech: "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro," by Frederick Douglass, he establishes his statement that the Fourth of July has no meaning to the black race. Spoken in 1st person point of view, Douglass supports the theme that change should occur for him and his colleauges. He establishes the conflict of the blacks not having the natural freedom they should have by using the styles of imagery and word choice. His purpose is to prove to the whites that the blacks themselves are people too and should have the same equality as them in order to be free. He expresses a mood of enthusiasm in order to gain rights for the blacks.
Frederick Douglass’ speech “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July” effectively argues against slavery. In the text it states, “...above all, confessing and worshipping the Christian God, and looking hopefully for life and immortality beyond the grave- we are called upon to prove that we are men?” (Douglas 763). This shows that slaves do the same thing white men do, most importantly it shows that they follow the same religion.
Douglass writes, “Would you have me argue that man is entitled to liberty?” (1). Both Douglass and the audience obviously know the answer but Douglass puts an emphasis on how ironic it is that each man is entitled to liberty and justice but slavery is still in
He proclaims that "…While we are…living, moving, acting, thinking, planning, living in families as husbands, wives and children, and, above all, confessing and worshipping the Christian's God, and looking hopefully for life and immortality beyond the grave, we are called upon to prove that we are men!" By showing the mundanity of the slave, Douglass shows the audience that the slaves are human and therefore unable to be considered property. He forces his audience to examine their own lives and realize their similarities to the slaves and the hypocrisy of slavery. He doesn't give his audience a chance to disagree with his stance on slavery because he makes such a blunt argument. Douglass asks again, "Must I undertake to prove that the slave is a man?
The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass shows the imbalance of power between slaves and their masters. In his book, Douglass proves that slavery is a destructive force not only to the slaves, but also for the slaveholders. “Poison of the irresponsible power” that masters have upon their slaves that are dehumanizing and shameless, have changed the masters themselves and their morality(Douglass 39). This amount of power and control in contact with one man breaks the kindest heart and the purest thoughts turning the person evil and corrupt. Douglass uses flashbacks that illustrate the emotions that declare the negative effects of slavery.
Martin Luther King Jr’s dream, that he spoke of long ago, is still far from being reached. When he was alive, the dream seemed to have had a chance. But now, that possibility is not likely to happen. There is more hatred in this modern day than there was when Martin Luther King Jr was alive. People are segregated by not only their race but there religion, culture and gender.
Frederick Douglass was an African American abolitionist who sought out to put an end to slavery. He wrote a speech called “What, to Slave, is the Fourth of July”. Although Douglass delivered his speech to a mostly sympathetic audience, he was still able to achieve a proper condemnation of America through the strategies of pathos and metaphors. While reading through Douglass’s speech, he portrays signs of admonition that are very clear. In the third paragraph of Douglass’s speech, he states, “The difficulties to be overcome in getting from the latter to the former, are by no means slight.”.
The meaning of July fourth for the negro’s is a speech. Fredrick Douglass had produced it and created it. Fredrick Douglass had wrote the speech in the pre-civil war decade in 1850-1860. This speech was created in July the fifth in 1852. This speech was created for the slaves because what was the slaves for, for the Fourth of July.