Frederick Douglass Chapter Summary

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Douglass was born in a dirty, old, plantation, he originally never knew his mother or father. He was always fussed on why he was there or why was he not able to leave. Douglass would sneak out every cold night, when his master was asleep, to find out as much information as he could to figure out why he was even there in the first place. Page 2: At the age of five, he witnessed his aunt get whipped by his master. You can tell he must have been crucified because of the way that he described it. “ I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood,” (pg25). When Douglass was thirteen, whenever he could he would run off to the white children and offer them …show more content…

He wanted answers and fast. He then continued to find out more and more as he searched for years. As he was searching for answers he was transferred to a place called Colonel Edward Lloyd’s farm. This is where he met a couple named Mr and Mrs Auld. At first, Mrs Auld was the nicest, sweetest, and most sincere to Douglass. She would teach Douglass to read and write beyond his belief. But then Mr Auld would continue to persuade and commit to Mrs Auld she shouldn 't be doing this. Mrs Auld since then has turned into a devil among all others. Page 4: Soon enuff, Douglass was once again transferred, the first day he arrived he was whipped and slashed. His new master’s name was Covey, Covey would sneak through the crops and when you decided to not work when you least expect it he would appear out of nowhere. “When we were at work in the cornfield, he would sometimes crawl on his hands and knees to avoid detection, and all at once he would rise nearly in our midst, and scream out, "Ha, ha! Come, come! Dash on, dash on!"

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