Comparative Of Frederic Douglass And The Awakning.

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Comparative of Narrative of the life of Frederic Douglass and The Awakening In this life we sometimes have to follow guidelines or a set of expectations of what society expects of us; but all that we really long for is to have freedom of our self. Transcendentalist, the individual, the true-self was sacred, and conforming to the norms of the institutions of society was worse than death itself. In the Narrative of the Life of Frederic Douglass, Frederic himself revolts against the peculiar institution of slavery because he made a decision in his mind that there was something more than just be a slave in life. The awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin, it should a lady that revolts against patriarchy. Douglass upholds Civil Rights, while Chopin upholds Women’s Rights; yet both essentially uphold the Right of the individual. Douglass and Chopin’s semiautobiographical Edna, display their “true-self” while revolting against the so-called traditions of society, while learning from there life experiences. In the narrative of Douglass, he explained that he is like many other slaves who do not know when they were born and many as well do not know who his parents were. Douglass states, “By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant”(1). At that moment he knew that slave masters identified a way to control the minds of slaves and that was too not simply give them there age. Douglass guessed that his father was his first white master, Captain Anthony. His mother, Harriet Bailey, who was a field hand and she was not allowed to see him very often; and she died when he was seven years old. Just because his father was a white man, Douglass did not have any privileges, he was treated like any other slave. Douglass had seen a horrific sight of

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