Similarities And Differences Between The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass tells a horrific but true story of his wife’s cousin being beaten to death. The slave was supposed to be watching the Hicks’ baby during the night, when she fell asleep. The baby started crying and the slave was slow to move, so Mrs. Hicks grabbed a stick and started hitting the slave with it. Mrs. Hicks broke the slave’s nose and breastbone, and managed to end the slave’s life. Frederick Douglass mentions so many other shocking stories in his autobiography. The movie Roots and the book, the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, contradict each other because of the slaves’ origins. They are similar in the way that all slaves were treated poorly. However, they have more differences including of the amount of education Kunta Kinte was taught compared to Frederick Douglass. While Roots and the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass have some similarities, the differences of origins and education are more notable because they show how…show more content…
They are similar in a way though because all slaves were treated and punished extremely harsh. But, there are more differences between the movie and book because Kunta Kinte knew little English, which differs from the education Frederick Douglass had from teaching himself. There are many differences between Roots and the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass including where the slaves came from and the education level, but there is the similarity that Kunta Kinte and Frederick Douglass were both treated horribly. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is more accurate because there are a lot more details and stories that are told throughout the book that show how slaves were really treated. The book is also more detailed in that it is in a real slave’s point of

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