Frederick Douglass Allusions

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The aloof and paranoid tones in Douglass ' passage describe his fear of returning to his past life and it emphasizes his pain of remembering it. Aside from carrying physical scars, Douglass also carries mental and emotional within him that cannot be removed by anyone/anything. Douglass ' nautical imagery and historical allusions reflect his deep emotional pain from his past life and the concern that he will might "be taken back". Furthermore, Douglass feels that he will never be safe from the "money-loving hunters" and
"Pirates" that are out there every day looking for vulnerable people like him. Every step he takes, he senses others are watching him and chasing after him. Douglass states that he lives among his "brothers", yet feels left
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