Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave who wrote a speech arguing about the “freedom” Americans truly had, and the hypocrisy that came with it. He explained many valid points such as the confusing relationship Americans had between slaves and immigrants, along with the incorrect following of the Bible. Douglass exposes said hypocrisy through his writing by recognizing that Americans contradict the bible by owning and mistreating slaves. To begin, many Americans were Christian, yet still had hatred towards black people or those of color. In Douglass’ speech, he calls out the irony of white Americans going against what the bible says about equality. Douglass references, “...hath commanded all men, everywhere to love one another, yet you notoriously
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