Summary Of Harriet Tubman And Frederick Douglass

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Freedom is something millions of people in history have fought for, The hope and dedication was what got them as far as they did. Two famous ex-slaves, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass demonstrated dedication and hope in order to achieve freedom. The text texts, “Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad” By Ann Petry includes information about how Harriet Tubman helped 11 slaves escape from Maryland to Canada. Frederick Douglass wrote an autobiography about his early life called “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”. The autobiography has details about Douglass’s life and the things he strived for as the slave. The authors of both texts show characterization by using hope and dedication to represent the theme of freedom.
Dedication is the act of where commitment is involved without stopping. To be dedicated to something, a lot of effort is made to achieve the goal and giving up is not an option. Harriet Tubman was extremely dedicated to freeing slaves. Tubman decided to travel to different plantations taking groups of slaves in the middle of the night and leading the slaves to Canada, knowing that the punishment could have been extremely brutal. The story, “Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad” demonstrates how dedicated Tubman was to freeing slaves; Tubman pulled a gun on a runaway slave who threatened to go back to the plantation. “She tried to explain to them why none of them could go back to the plantation. If
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