Slave Girl Frederick Douglass Comparison

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In my essay I will be comparing and contrasting the article “Slave Girl” and the book “Frederick Douglass” with their differences and similarities. In the article Slave Girl it tells you about a young girl with the name Shyima whom is twelve years of age and who has been sent off to to another household to help support her family financially. Shyima was working as a maid in other words; slave.On the other hand in the book “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass” which is about a African American slave boy by the name of Frederick Douglass. He was raised without a mother and father which everyone knows it is a true struggle to society. Just imagine how life was back in those days, growing up without love ones and working for non family…show more content…
Both Shyima and Frederick didn't know exactly why things was taking place as they were, they weren’t quite understanding everything. Frederick questioned himself and the knowledge that he know about himself. In the book Frederick said, “ A want of information concerning my own was a source of unhappiness to me even during childhood.” Frederick somewhat thought it was basically normal to not know anything about himself. Once again in the book he says “I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday.” On the hand you have Shyima who never thought sleeping in the garage was a big problem. She was going to school to get educated either, the neighbors started getting suspicious and also realized that the girl wasn't going to school. They both were being mistreated, they wasn't getting the proper care and assistance as a average kid should. Which runs into the similarities to the life story of Frederick and the article slave girl. They weren't even giving the chance to maintain relationships with their families before both of their freedom was taken right before their eyes, there was a little difference with Shyima situation because she was born with her mother, but right before her eyes it was taken from her. Which leads us to the second common theme that both the Slave Girl and the “Life story of Frederick Douglass” has in
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