Slavery is wicked and gory and monstrous and that is well known today but during the time it was well known. In Frederick Douglass’s, Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass tries to persuade everyone to stop the madness and recognize how awful slavery is; to do this he uses comparison and realization leading to the reader being blown away by this one slave’s life story. The goal of Douglass’s writing makes the reader see slavery in a different light. This is why Douglass’s writing is such a heavy read. To get his point across he talks about how monstrous his whole life is, starting for the very beginning when “... the child has reached its twelfth month, its mother is taken from it” (Douglass 1.4) Douglass had to go through
In the late 1800's slavery was divided and different between the northern and southern states. Roughly 200,000 African Americans were free in America some of which born free and others who bought their freedom. All whom could share stories of cruelty instilled upon them while serving a master. Many stripped from their family as they grew up having to survive on their own. Beaten for whatever reason just to enforce upon them who was in charge and what would not be tolerated, and at times beaten for no reason at all as this was slavery.
THE NARRATIVE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS,AN AMERICAN SLAVE Presentation: Frederick Douglass is a standout amongst the most commended journalists in the African American abstract custom, and his first life account is the a standout amongst the most broadly read North American slave stories. Story of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave was distributed in 1845, under seven years after Douglass got away from servitude. The book was a moment achievement, offering 4,500 duplicates in the initial four months. For the duration of his life, Douglass kept on updating and grow his collection of memoirs, distributed a second form in 1855 as My Subjugation And My Opportunity
Douglass also mention about slave condition. He talks about master Thomas, he is mean guy, he wasn’t giving slave enough food to eat, and he stated that “we were allowed less than a half of a bushed of corn meal per week, and very little else, either in the shape of meat or vegetable” (62). it could be right because in chapter V also he discusses about how slave suffered from hunger and cold. He was kept naked without shoes, jacket, or pants. Only little shirt to each until knee.
Frederick Douglass, a former slave and slave writer of the An American Slave, Writer by Himself, shares his personal experience of being a slave. He was slave from the time he was born to about twenty years old. Unlike most slaves during his time, he was exceptionally intelligent. While he was slave, he established a secret Sabbath to teach his fellow slaves. In the paragraph above, he demonstrates an individualist and a collectivist personality.
Would you expect a young, black, educated slave, to be a leader of one of the most bloodiest slave rebellions ever? On October of 1800, Nathaniel “Nat” Turner was born a slave on Benjamin Turner’s plantation in Southampton County, VA. He was allowed to read, write and learn religion (“Nat Turner”). Samuel Turner was in a lot of debut so Reverend Zalthall set up appointments for Nat to preach to slaves from plantation to plantation. The slave owners hoped this would make their slaves want to work willing and to be obedient.
The American person has no true ideals, or beliefs that make him or her up. Americans are free to believe in what they want, think what they want, preach what they want, and most importantly say what they want . Authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman show in their texts such as “Self-Reliance” , The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , and “I Celebrate Myself” that there is no true definition of the American identity. The American identity can be seen in the many aspects of peoples lives, and a a quality that many Americans portray is the ability to have individual thoughts and emotions as well as the capability to not conform to society because they stand up for their own individual rights. A
Frederick Douglass was a slave around the 1800s. Since he was able to escape slavery and gain freedom, Douglass decided to write an autobiography called, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. Douglass also had a special feature most slaves did not have: he knew how to read. In the story, Douglass recalled his first master sending him to live with Hugh Auld, a relative of his first master.
Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, abolitionist, writer, and statesman. He was born in February of 1818 and died on February 20, 1895. He worked as a human rights activists and was the first African-American citizen to hold a high United States government rank. He worked to abolish slavery in the United states although the odds were against him. He was beaten for speaking about his views on slavery He was born into slavery in Maryland and escaped around the year 1838.
In the excerpt from "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave", I thought it was interesting how Douglass so easily conveyed many tones and emotions at once. I noticed quickly how he seems so distant (giving the passage a reflective feel), but at the same time, inspiring fierce emotion in the reader. It 's wonderful how he intertwines and fuses passion and formality so well. He finds a way to reflect on the events taking place without getting too emotional, which somehow makes a greater effect on the readers and reveals his strong feelings on the subject without overwhelming the writer.