Frederick Douglass Logic Based Argument Analysis

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Douglass writing skills are further conveyed as magnificent through his logic-based argument. His logic-based argument comes through proving himself valid and credible, and developing uniform lines of reasoning. First and foremost, his validity is established early on, when he describes his background in vast amount of detail and even truthfully exclaims how he was separated from his parents, but that had an effect of which he did “not know” of and thus very miniscule. The reader carries many details about Douglass’ childhood, and Douglass illustrates the truth on how the separation did not affect him that much gains more credibility for him. The reason being is any slave who just starts off the narrative by complaining about his separation …show more content…

Mr. Gore, who had committed the crime, is first described to the reader. Douglass says how he was a “grave man” who “seldom smiled,” and then he describes the instance where Gore kills one of his slaves. Douglass gives context as well as detailed insight on how the murder was done, even recalling how it happened at “the creek” and how Gore had gave “three calls” before “poor Demby was no more.” Following that detailed count, he made the claim of how the “killing of a slave” was not a crime, and then goes on to provide more examples of people such as Mr. Thomas Lanman who had killed slaves and got away with it. The idea that Douglass can maneuver through such great evidence, and develop a logical based argument is one that humanizes him and all African Americans, as animals fail to possess the power to reason, so a logic based argument must have been formulated by a human and in this case Frederick Douglass. Douglass uses the idea that animals are inadequate to create a form of art, to ultimately humanize himself and all African Americans who were capable of making art such as this master

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