Frederick Douglass Text Analysis

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The events that take place in chapters five through eight allow the audience to experience more of a better time in the life of Frederick Douglass. Douglass’ old master allows him to be sold to the new and kind masters, named Mr. and Mrs. Auld. While under the control of these masters, Douglass learns how to read from Mrs. Auld very a brief time, before she is told not to do it, and how to write from the help of many white friends. His masters soon become harsher on him, but when he has to leave them for a month to be accounted for on his old master’s land, he misses them and their kindness. Eventually the new masters force Douglass to move away from Baltimore, and he experiences the sadness of separating from people that he likes.
My Reaction: This part of the text made me feel more hopeful for Frederick Douglass. Every
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It taught me that not every white person was rude to the slaves. The kindness of the white children, and even his masters are an example of that. Also, it means a lot to know that some slaves are treated somewhat humane and not so animal-like. Frederick Douglass taught himself to read and write, and that is meaningful because he is able to get the education that he morally deserves to get.
My Analysis: Frederick Douglass most likely wrote this text to show that value that being nice to others has on their lives. While writing this book years after he was a slave, Douglass still remembers that young, white boys who helped him learn to read. This is also why the text is important. It shows that being nice to others has the potential to impact their lives in a positive way, such as it did for Frederick Douglass.
My Questions:
1. Would Frederick have spent the last few days of his grandmother’s life with her if it meant that he would have to leave his master’s house?
2. How was Frederick able to find out how his grandmother spent the rest of her life? Was it after he was
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