Frederick Douglass Argument

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Frederick Douglass is making many different arguments in his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. One that sticks out in the novel is that some slave owners would suffer just as much as a slave would. When we are first introduced to Douglass’s new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Auld, he describes Mrs. Auld as, “ […]A woman of the kindest heart and finest feelings” (Douglass, 19). When Mrs. Auld was “caught” teaching Douglas how to read and write she was then forbidden to teach him anything. This in the long run would hurt her more and benefited him. Douglass learned, “From that moment on [and] understood the pathway from slavery to freedom” (Douglass, 20). Slaves were not allowed to read and/or write, but some
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