Frederick Douglass Learning To Read Analysis

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In Frederick Douglass’ excerpt, “Learning to Read’, it shows us how as a slave he overcame the challenges that forbid him to not be able to learn how to read and write. At some point Frederick Douglass felt at times that “learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing” (Douglass 193). Douglass felt wretched about his learning ability since he was not allowed to because he was a slave. His mistress never let anyone but her teach him how to read. At the beginning of the story Douglass describes his mistress as “kind, warm, and tender hearted woman” but then her tender heart became stone. According to Frederick Douglass, “Nothing seemed to make her more angry than to see me with a newspaper “(Douglass 191). The mistress took
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