What Is Physical Punishment In Frederick Douglass

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In addition to the physical punishments imposed upon the slaves by their master, Douglass discusses the physical exhaustion slaves experienced in order to further connect the readers to the slaves as individuals. He explains the extensive hours of labor many slaves endured throughout their lifetimes by depicting the conditions he worked through. During his time with Mr. Covey, Douglass, “worked in all weathers, it was never too hot or too cold; it would never rain, blow, hail, or snow, too hard for us to work in the field. Work, work, work, was scarcely more the order the day than of the day” (Douglass 38). In this description, Douglass did not directly say his work was exhausting. Instead, the imagery allows the readers to picture themselves working through such miserable conditions.
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