Slaves were both active and passive about slavery. They did little things (passive) so that the master wouldn't really notice, like breaking tools, or fake being sick, or act like they didn't understand what the master is saying and is wanting them to do. But other slaves were very active. Running away, killing "white men" or masters, setting fire to the field's or homes, and even committing suicide. So some slaves were more active
Sure, they made the best out of a bad situation and lived in the lifestyle that was set for them but that doesn’t mean they enjoyed their work experiences. The system benefited some there is no doubt but in the context of just slaves there is no way. They were exploited for their labor, beaten, worked in tough conditions and were separated from their loved ones. One just needs to ask himself if he would see that lifestyle as fitting and happy. Slaves unanimously agree that they system of slavery was cruel, brutal and horrifying.
Douglass’s mother, Harriet Bailey, once traveled twelve miles at night just to see him. Douglas uses logos to show how slaves were unaware of basic rights and privileges that any human being should have. For example he believed it was wrong that he didn’t know his own age while other white kids were able to find out. Another example is how slaves were not fed enough food and how they were constantly starving. He believed slaves were humans just like anyone else, so they should get same amount of food as anyone else living.
This was not the first time that Douglass had seen or heard the whites talk about the slaves that way, but it forever changed him. From this point on Douglass vowed to continue his education no matter what he had to do, sneaking bread out of the house to give to the poor white boys in exchange for a small bit of knowledge that they could share with him. Next was the challenging task of learning to write, from betting with boys to see who could write better to copying the boy’s homework that he was supposed to be looking after. Douglass made this a mission and was destine to see it through. I believe that it was this determination that allowed him to eventually become a freeman as well.
I can now visualize Douglass perspectives as he is recognized as an individual trying to gain knowledge without being whipped and harshly treated. Douglass subject of this novel is portrayed as “education” to let readers know what is most important when trying to succeed. His work is portrayed as an excellent novel as he strives the importance of freedom to his readers. In the final chapters of this book, Douglass escapes slavery for good. The only thing I didn’t like about the book was that Douglass never went into detail about his escape.
Looking back into our country’s history I’ve come to realized school is something that was not always so easily accessible by everyone. Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X are two perfect examples of people that were either not given the opportunity to learn or denied the opportunity to learn. Frederick Douglass was a man who was born a slave and not given the opportunity to go to school and learn to read and write. Douglass’ mistress had taught him to read and write but was prohibited from teaching him further more by her husband shortly after Frederick’s success in both reading and writing (143). When the mistress noticed her husband’s disapproval of her actions she started to act more violently and like a stereotypical slave owner.
This is accurate because the men felt bad for the women because they weren’t as strong and capable to carry these huge bags of cotton. These bags were usually between 24-30 pounds a day. But just like in Uncle Tom’s Cabin there was a snitch who told on any of his or her fellow slaves just to put himself in a good position with the master. The quote “ Just because we aint white, don’t mean we aint human” shows a realistic feature in Uncle Tom’s Cabin because slaves who were sick of being treated like garbage would try to words of sorrow to persuade them to give them a break instead of freedom. Slaves knew no sympathy would come from their masters so they plaid for the smallest.
It was like a storm that consisted of slavery, abolition, tariffs, colored rights, and nullification. Slaves were shown to be satisfied because their masters would treat them well, but the soon enough the masters realized that when they need their help they won’t be there to help them. Joseph Travis, a slaveholder, was killed along with his
She was still a child at this point, but that didn't matter in her master's eyes. The curse back then was being a beautiful slave girl. This was wrong and shameful to hear for the others, but no one could ask the master to stop because punishment would be unleashed upon the being of truth. Linda had to coup with it for a long time, even if she was a girl, the master had no respect in those aspects. She was told to submit to him, and if not done so the treatment would get worse and worse.