Freedom In Frederick Douglass And Ain T I A Woman?

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“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” Freedom means different things to different people. For some people, it means you have the freedom to go for a walk without getting the police called on you. For some it may mean practicing the religion they choose, or where they work or live. A historical well-known example of freedom is when Rosa Parks sat in front of the bus she was asked to go to the back she refused to. This paper will focus on the meaning of Freedom, in the stories Frederick Douglass, And Ain’t I a Woman?, and My Bondage and My Freedom. In the story Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden, Robert describes freedom as “brain matter, diastole, systole, reflex action.”(Page.1146) (4-5 line) .Diastole is a period of normal relaxation of the heart between beats, systole is the period of normal contraction between diastoles. He also states Douglass as ,…show more content…
In the story My Bondage, and My freedom by Frederick Douglass, Frederick discusses how he live in a family of master Hugh in baltimore for seven years. (Pg 330). Freedom in this story is stated when Frederick when he “escaped to freedom, and settled to Massachusett and changed his name from Frederick Bailey to Frederick Bailey.” (Page 328). In the story at the age of eight he was sent to the Auld family. Mrs.Auld had bread for the hungry, clothes for the naked and comfort for the every mourner that came within her reach. (Page 331). Frederick carried, almost constantly a copy of the Webster’s spelling book in his pocket. When he was sent on errands, or when play time was allowed me, I would step with my young friends, aside and take a lesson in spelling. He generally paid tuition fee to the boys for bread. (Page 332). When Frederick was about “thirteen and succeeded in learning to read, every increase in learning of knowledge especially respecting the free states, added something to the thought “I am a slave for life”. (Page
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