In the beginning of Part 2 though, with the response from two different letters, Franklin is encouraged to go on with the writings and finish the book. His friend and author of the first letter, Mr. Abel, states, “ I know of no character living, nor many of them put together, who has so much power as thyself to promote a greater spirit of industry and early attention to business, frugality, and temperance with the American youth.” () Benjamin Vaughan writes the second letter to Franklin, he too encourages the finishing of the book. Vaughan tells Franklin that if he does not finish the Autobiography himself someone else surely will , in which case, “ perhaps so as nearly to do as much harm as your own management of the thing might do good.”() He also communicates to Franklin that his book would be a good model for how other people can better their lives. Based on these recommendations and advice Franklin moves forward with the
‘Now,’ said he, if you teach that nigger (speaking of Douglas) how to read there will be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable and of no value to his master. As to himself it could do him no good but a great deal of harm. It would make him discontent and unhappy.” This quote shows history at how slaves were thought of and treated.
Character traits such as these are indicative of someone whose struggles should be recognized. Another emergence of irony is present later in the essay, when Douglass is explaining his mental struggle, long after successfully learning to read and write. He refers to his literacy as his "wretched condition" and even tells the reader "I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing" (Douglass 71). This admission is relevant because although Douglass's notoriety is in his feats in
Slave Resistance & Slavery & Freedom in American History in Tennessee History 251 Final Paper Paula Burton Resistance to slavery was formed due to the extreme brutality which the slaves were forced to endure at the hands of their masters. Early African Americans found ways to escape following their master’s orders. Many slaves would pretend to be ill, do their jobs poorly, refuse to work, destroy equipment, steal food, and set fires to buildings. These revolts were not part of an organized plan, but rather individual acts. The objective was to upset the plantations normal routine in any way possible.
At least the beast was able to do as he pleased. Being a beast would also cease his thinking. No matter what he did Douglass could only think of the horrible life he was to lead and the people that brought it upon him. He no longer saw his Mistress as a kind hearted woman that slavery had changed, but rather one that had gone to Africa, taken him from his home and forced him to work. The little compassion she gave or had given was no longer enough.
Transformational learning Friday Ndukwe Exp 105 Final writing exercise- Transformational learning 8 May 2012 Describe the transformational learning process? For this assignment I’m going to briefly discuss the four stages of the learning cycle. The four stages are recognizing a significant problem, confronting it intensely, finding a solution, and integrating new perspective and a new set of assumptions that fits into my everyday life pattern. The first stage I’m going to talk about is recognizing a significant problem. Whenever you are applying this in your own life you have to start by out what it is.
How has your learning changed over the course of the semester? How do you plan to continue developing your knowledge of children’s literature after the course is over? This self-reflection is the first thing I read before looking at your log. It helps me see what makes your log unique – an expression of who you are and what you enjoy. L2 ______ 10 pts.
Douglass in his essay states how he got hold of a book and read it whenever he got a chance. In his essay he states how he was interested in reading stuff that was related to his life for example, “Among much of the other interesting matter, I found in it a dialogue between master and his slave” (Douglass 429).Readers tend to read the text of their interest more frequently and relate it to their own personal condition in life. In Douglass’s text he shows how he got interested in reading that book as he states: “These were choice documents to me. I read them over and over again with unabated interest” (430). Readers loose their minds in a maze of thoughts and start feeling low in their lives.
Level 3: Reading beyond the lines for universal meaning Readers can move beyond the text to identify its universal meaning. As you read, you may ask questions, like, “how does this text connect with my personal life, or with life in a larger sense for a human being. Considering my ideas about morality and & values?” These are open minded questions that should generate minded questions that should generate a discussion of abstract and thematic issues. Example: “In what way(s) does the author resemble society in the story?” When you write an introductory paragraph, keep in mind that: * Writing an intro paragraph is like greeting someone. The paragraph should be short and to the point like saying “Hello!” * You also don’t want to get into the meant of the essay.
In the articles against slavery from the northern states they talk about how most of the slave holders won’t allow their slaves to become educated. Such as reading, writing or basic math. So that if they were able to ever have jobs off their plantation they wouldn’t be able to do the basic things that the whites of America would be able to do. They also talk about how the white men in the south will do anything to get money they don’t care how they get but they will get it even with it being as dirty as beating their slaves to get the job done. As I was reading these articles the one that stuck out to me the most was the Fredrick Douglas article and how he started the article stating “that all men are created equal…” in this he is saying that slaves are looked down upon but, they don’t deserve to be looked at and kept on a level that is so slow.