Frederick Douglass Selfish

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Frederick Douglass was brave and tenacious abolitionist. He put himself at risk by continuing his attempt to abolish slavery while there were numerous consequences and dangers with the task. For example, if he were caught by his old slave holder, he would have been tortured or executed. He did not let others keep him down and persistently strived for freedom of slaves. Also, as Deborah stated, he was taught to read and write by some youngsters. He was persistent in learning, making it one of his missions to accomplish. Had he or the youngsters gotten caught, they would have all received punishment. Frederick Douglass chose to write and speak about his experiences as an enslaved person in order for people, both slaveholders and anti-slave people, to accumulate a ken of the struggle of slavery and what he endured. He was able to create a connection between the hardships he went through and the hardships that the slaves were still going through. In addition, Douglass most likely granted the slaves hope because he was able to escape from the darkness of slavery. …show more content…

For example, as a slave Frederick Douglass was most likely recurrently whipped and harassed as a result of not doing as he was told. He may have also witnessed the abuse of his fellow slaves when they attempted to run away or defy the slaveholders. Female slaves were also mistreated sexually by some of the slaveholders then, and Frederick Douglass was probably highly disgusted and disturbed by it. Mentioning these unpleasant memories in his conversations, books/writings, and speeches can easily cause the emotional pain he went through to resurface in his mind as

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