Risks are being taken all the time every day and are an essential part of advancing in life. You can never predict a risk's outcome, but sometimes you have to take them. Some risks are bigger than others like going skydiving. While some are smaller like buying a lottery ticket or trying new foods. Frederick Douglass took many risks as did the crew of the Challenger Shuttle and the crew and citizens aboard the Titanic. Even though all the risks are very different in many ways they all teach valuable lessons everyone can use in the future. Frederick Douglass was a former slave who had learned how to read and write as a slave. When he became a free man he went on to write a sequential text of his life where he took many risks to become a free man. He took many risks such as the risk of learning how to read and write. As a slave, he was not supposed to know how to read and write but he used other little boys to help him learn how. In one of his first homes, his mistress had never owned a slave before so she started to teach him how to read and write. Once she found out this was an action people frowned upon she stopped and started treating him harshly. In the text, it states, “ Nothing seemed to make her more angry than to see me with a newspaper. She …show more content…
The crew and citizens aboard the Titian took a chance in sailing on the Titanic. The Titanic was very risky because it was not fully safe with not enough lifeboats for the number of people that were on it. The Titanic also went through a very risky area with tons of icebergs because they thought it was unsinkable. The lookouts were supposed to be extra carefully watched. It states this in the text when it says, “They were the “eyes of the ship,” and on this particular night Fleet had been warned to watch especially for icebergs.” The writer used a sequential type of writing to showcase the risk that the people aboard the ship
1 Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass Close Panel Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass Originally published: Close Panel 1845 Author: 2 Frederick Douglass Genre: Close Panel Autobiography Followed by: 1 My Bondage and My Freedom Country: Close Panel United States of America Subject: Civil and political rights 3 Douglass was born in Talbot County, Maryland, though he does not know the year, as most slaves are not allowed to know their ages. Close Panel 4 He was given his name by his mother, Harriet Bailey. Close Panel After escaping to the North years later, he took the surname Douglass, having already dropped his two middle names. He wrote of his earliest times with his mother.
Douglass demenonstrated courage by taking risks, fighting for his freedom, and even brawling with Mr.
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.
The two slaves risked their safety for education and the boy who saved a life took a risk when walking up to a stranger in hopes of educating him. First and foremost, in the text, Excerpt from chapter VII of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, The main character Fredrick
When hearing the word risk, do you imagine an opportunity for things to go wrong, or the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive? Though risk-taking may seem harmful and dangerous, it is key to helping the world learn valuable lessons. Sure, it may seem hard to imagine risks like asking someone out, presenting something, or confessing something having a good outcome. That is because they are small risks, though lessons can be learned from them as well. The texts, "Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, and the “Vanishing Island.
You will never know if you do not take risks, what could have happened. Sometimes risks could be good sometimes they can be bad but you never really want to live with the regret of what could have been. ¨Chasing Lincoln's Killer¨ a beautiful novel if you have never heard of it. The book is about all of the planning and the time John Wilkes Booth put into the murder of Abraham Lincoln.
Maybe you are experiencing something for the first time and the risk is how you react. Many people take risks like Frederick Douglass, the Challenger crew, and people on the Titanic. Risk taking is a very common thing for people to do, but the outcome is always unknown and lessons are always learned. In the autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Frederick Douglass takes many risks.
Gavin Lovel Mrs. Korando American Literature Feb 1, 2023 How Frederick Douglass Faced and Overcame Adversity “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ”(Medrut). A quote from Frederick Douglass. A man, who without question, faced adversity and hardship.
Helen Moak Mrs. Streit Honors English 11 (2A) 14 December 2022 Education: Blessing or Curse? In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass writes a personal narrative about his experience with slavery and how he ultimately achieved freedom. Born into a life of slavery, Douglass fought for education in addition to fighting for emancipation. He sought this mental liberation by teaching himself how to read, then sharing this ability with other enslaved people.
The narrative, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass shows how risk taking is important for your future. When Frederick Douglass was enslaved, he learned to read and write. However, it was illegal to teach a slave to read and write, so he had to take risks and use clever strategies. Frederick Douglass explains, “The plan which I adopted, and the one by which I was most successful, was that of making friends of all the little white boys whom I met in the street. As many of these as I could, I converted into teachers.”
Douglass was born into slavery and was denied an education. When Douglass was young, the mistress had taught Douglass how to read until her husband found out and told her she had to stop. She then became furious and violent when Douglass was learning on his own. In paragraph 2 Douglass said, "I have had her rush at me with a face made all up of fury, and snatch from me a newspaper, In a manner that fully revealed her apprehension.” Douglass knew that if he learned how to read, there would be major consequences from the mistress and the master, but he knew that knowledge was worth taking a risk.
Douglass managed to overcome the maltreatment of his wretched slave owners through the eventual attainment of freedom. The injustice imposed upon the African-American slaves by their owners was the crux of Douglass’s motivation to escape this inhumane life. Adolescents in today’s society could use Frederick’s determination as an example of moving forward to better oneself or one’s situation regardless of
Because of this, he successfully creates a contrast between what the slave owners think of and treat the slaves and how they are. Douglass says that slave’s minds were “starved by their cruel masters”(Douglass, 48) and that “they had been shut up in mental darkness” (Douglass, 48) and through education, something that they were deprived of, Frederick Douglass is able to open their minds and allow them to flourish into the complex people that they are. By showing a willingness to learn to read and write, the slaves prove that they were much more than what was forced upon them by their masters.
The quote represents Frederick Douglass understanding the risk and danger of education. Even though he risks his life to teach and educate, he still sees it as a necessity because being educated helps sprout ideas to stand up to slavery, and as well as, blacks should have the right to learn as a human being. Douglass had a sense of urgency about what he was risking. To be able to teach other fellow slaves he had to risk