Summary: The Path To Slavery

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Slavery is cruel but most slaves that escaped slavery were knowledgeable thus knowledge is the path to slavery. The North did not practice slavery because they a bit more knowledgeable than the south. Even though they were not treated as equals it was better than being treated like or sometimes worse than animals. This essay will compare the life of an enslaved Male who later became a “free” man and life of a enslaved female who later also became a “Free” woman. It will also address in what ways were there experiences similar? In what way were their experiences different? How did the difference in their gender affect their experience? How did they express their independence even while enslaved? and Finally it will answer the question of did…show more content…
Douglass also sees the city as more enlightenment a degree of social freedom and prosperity especially along the northern cities. Douglass learns how to read and write by himself and the help of other poor local boys where he would give them food and exchange for them teaching him how to read and write. This is where he starts to read and learn that slavery can be fought politically not just morally because the slave owners show no moral as they lie about how faithful they are and they can pure christians and treat human like shit. This shaped his political and philosophical enlightenment. Douglass becomes more educated which becomes a threat to the un-educated white man. Douglas is sent to another plantation where troubles slaves are sent for a year. Douglass loses his hope and becomes more fatigue due to working from sunrise to sunset. After multiple harsh punishments Douglass finally decided enough is enough fights his master and the master never touches him again. Douglass is then taken to Freeland plantation where he see the irony of the name then this is where he develops friendships and feels at home.…show more content…
When she discovers that Benny and Ellen are to receive similar treatment, Linda then comes up with a desperate plan. She hides in the attic space in the house of her grandmother. She hopes that Dr. Flint, will sell her children rather than risk having them disappear as well. Linda is overjoyed when Dr. Flint sells Benny and Ellen to a slave trader who is secretly representing Mr. Sands. Mr. Sands promises to free the children one day and sends them to live with Aunt Martha. But Linda’s triumph comes at a high price. The longer she stays in her tiny garret, where she can neither sit nor stand, the more physically debilitated she becomes. Her only pleasure is to watch her children through a tiny peephole, as she cannot risk letting them know where she is. Mr. Sands marries and becomes a congressman. He brings Ellen to Washington, D.C., to look after his newborn daughter, and Linda realizes that Mr. Sands may never free her children. Worried that he will eventually sell them to slave traders, she determines that she must somehow flee with them to the North. However, Dr. Flint continues to hunt for her, and escape remains too risky. After seven years in the attic, Linda finally escapes to the North by boat. Benny remains with Aunt Martha, and Linda is reunited with Ellen, who is now nine years old and living in Brooklyn, New York. She finds work as a nursemaid for a New York City family, the Bruces, who treat her very kindly. Dr. Flint continues to pursue Linda, and she flees to

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