The Genius Of Fredrick Douglass

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The Genius of Fredrick Douglass
Fredrick Douglass was an African American slave in the eighteen hundreds who battled his entire life to become a freed man, his narrative gave readers the chance to gain insight into what happens to slaves in their country. The narrative shows that he always has a burning will for knowledge because knowledge is freedom, and that is what he wanted. Fredrick is one of the great minds in the history of The United States and it is sad that the society of the era held this great man back from being properly schooled. He knew that slavery was almost a game in a sense and that he had to wait until the right moment to make his move for freedom.
He was born in Talbot County, Maryland and had did not have an accurate …show more content…

Often treated like animals in a specific case Douglass speaks of going bird hunting with his Master Colonel Lloyd. When bird hunting the hunter usually has a dog with him to track down the birds, but instead of a dog Douglass was used to hunt down these downed birds. He used this to his advantage though, on hunting trips Master Daniel became partial to him and it kept him from being beaten on. Most people would be irate when basically being used as a dog, however only a smart man would realize spending time with the person who beats you could be advantageous to oneself. No matter how smart he was, he could not get away from certain things like his living conditions unfortunately. Fredrick says, “I suffered much from hunger, but much more from cold.” Year around, he was kept in a shirt that went down to his knees and nothing else, he had no bed and used to make a sleeping bag from a bag for carrying corn to the mill. The children often ate like pigs out of a trough hardly ever getting the nutrition they needed so you had to be the smartest or strongest luckily Douglass was …show more content…

Douglass had been very defiant in Coveys mind recently and he decided Fredrick needed to be tied up and beaten. Normally a slave would take it, but he had enough of the beatings, so he lashed out and began to fight Mr. Covey they fought for what he says was two hours, which is impressive in of its self. The more amazing thing is Douglass had the opportunity to kill his master and be done with the abuse, but he thought to him self “I can this white man I will surely be killed.” He was one hundred percent correct in this string of thought; if he killed, he surely would have died a brutal death. After the fight, he lived a life of no whippings. Most men would have gone ahead and killed the person, in my opinion; he should have in that moment done it. If he had killed his master Fredrick would have never seen freedom. Due to his ability to restrain himself and think of the future, he gave himself a

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