Frederick Douglass the man, the steamroller, the one who paved the way for African Americans. Douglas was an escaped slave. He paved the way for many people. The African American society would not be where we are today without the works and the upstanding against the civil rights. Self-teaching and strong will, and his faith in religion allowed Frederick Douglas the strength and will power to never give up.
William Lloyd Garrison was a white abolitionist, in his lifetime he became known for writing such journals or newspapers as, The Liberator. This journal expressed his devout means to end slavery. Garrison also helped to found the American Anti-Slavery Society, an abolitionist society. Garrison worked with both Caucasians and African Americans. Along with Garrison, was Frederick Douglass.
Imagine being a slave, doesn’t sound very fun does it? The abolitionists hated slavery. Some abolitionists include, Fredrick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Abe Lincoln, and many more. They all had the 21 Indispensable qualities of a leader, they were all leaders. Whether it was Harriet Tubman saving slaves through the Underground Railroad.
Frederick Douglass was a good person during his lifetime for all the good things that he had done to help the world in a lot of places while he had been a slave which is very great due to the fact that he had very little to help him throughout his journey of helping the world. In my opinion I think that the greatest thing that Frederick Douglass had done was help to stop slavery. Another thing that I am very surprised of what he had done was learn how to read. This is very shocking to me that he had learned how to read because he barely had any resources to help him but he still did not give up, in fact Douglass had actually kept on pushing forward on learning how to read and he had used every resource that he could find because he knew that in order to help himself be successful in freeing the slaves and to do a lot more that would help the world. Something that I find sad about Frederick Douglass’s life is that he did not have parents to help him with all of the great things that he had done due to the fact that he lost his mother when she had tried to run away and save him while his father was a white man who had forced Douglass’s mother into making children to
Throughout world history many people have been known to become famous for various reasons. Though I feel like current role models in our world are becoming less worthy of their famous title compare to people such as Frederick Douglass. His contribution was to the antislavery movement and began at a convention not long after he escaped prison. He acted as a public speaker agent for the antislavery movement, exceling during chaotic times, to continue his help with slave abolitionists. Frederick Douglass wrote a narrative of his life, providing incidents of his life which offer another perspective of slavery for his readers.
Because of the statuses of each person who attends Douglass’ school, they have a common ground to discuss with each other. Although Douglass is not technically a slave like most of the others learning from him, he still is in the lowest social tier and African American. Because of their corresponding similarities, the slaves and Douglass bond over their hardships while understanding what the others are going through. It is easy to sympathize with each other because they are in the same situation. During the time period this was written, society purposely made African American slaves feel like they didn’t belong and like they were outcasts.
The narrative of Frederick Douglas breaks down the very mechanisms used to enslave African Americans; from the deprival of education to an over use and desensitization of violence. What also occurs: is the realization that slavery as a system is able to damage those who are in power and use slavery. Corrupting the morals and empathy of white Americans who come in contact with the societal structure of enslavement. The same cycle which keeps African Americans from breaking free also keeps slave owners on a continuous path of cruelty. As an industry slavery seeks to survive and to do so it must have full support and no opposition; by both parties being changed to fit their roles it is able to do so.
Finally, Douglass ends with addressing concessions and providing well reasoned rebuttals that progressively support his central claim that the conscience of the country should be roused to protect the rights of slaves as men. Facing inquiries like the abolitionists should “argue more and denounce less,” Douglass analyzes why his claim is not arguable layer upon layer. First, salves are men who are entitled to liberty and should not be seen or treated as brutes. Furthermore, slaves do the same jobs, live in the same way and believe the same religion as all other American citizens do. Finally, slavery is inhuman and therefore should not be divine.
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword SNAP!! The twig crunches under the new weight of a sly, human being being applied to it. Frederick Douglass is creeping his way out of the Inferno of hate, work, and torture that was slavery and has now made it to the woods. Next, he has to get to the port and aboard the ship to freedom, or in Layman’s terms, Boston. Frederick Douglass, the acclaimed author of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Written by Himself, had to learn how to read and write against all odds, escape slavery, and avoid capture to write his narrative that describes every part of his life up to his freedom.
Themes within Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave The novel, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, by Frederick Douglass, shows how Frederick Douglass goes through slavery as a child up until he is an adult. Throughout Frederick’s life, you will see how he grows up as a slave and how much terrible stuff he has to go through to finally be a free man. Respect is earned not given, never lose faith, and you have to go through the bad to get to the good are three themes you will see throughout this novel.