Frederick Douglass: Life As A Slave For Life

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“I often found myself regretting my own existence, and wishing myself dead,” were the agonizing words of Frederick Douglass as he reflects on his feelings towards his life; a life as a slave. As he describes in section 7, Douglass was in a time in his life when he saw no way out of slavery except death. However, instead of giving up, he held onto every little bit of hope that he had. Douglass says, “I consoled myself with hope that I should one day find a good chance.” With that hope, he becomes determined to learn to write in hopes that it will help him to change his fate of being a slave for life.
Douglass also explains how he hears the word abolition and is able to make some connections with it to slavery. It took him quite a while to
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