Frederick Douglass Philosophy

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Douglass’s philosophy was that no one should be a victim of slavery and it had a profound effect even upon the slave owners itself leaving both the owner and the slave forever changed. How do you think it would have felt to be a slave? Well Douglass was a slave. Throughout his slavery he has many thoughts and feelings and suffered a lot of pain. In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass he expresses his philosophy on slavery and its effects on slaves and slave-owners. In this Narrative not once did I even sense that Douglass was neither content nor happy about being a slave. He even went as far as to remind you that the songs Negroes sang were not song because of happiness, but rather out of sadness. He compared their singing in slavery, to that of a man singing on a desolate island. He stated that “he didn’t understand the meaning of those rude apparently incoherent songs.” As Douglass starts out as a kid, in Chapter 1 he reminds us of how he was separated from his mother, because it was common custom in Maryland. This prevented any bond from being formed thus destroying the natural affection of the mother for the child. This created a divide and conquer attitude, because Douglass never saw his mother to know her as such, more than four or…show more content…
A great orator, writer and more importantly he spoke so eloquently and with such heart-felt emotions that he not only won the hearts of the blacks but he also gained the hearts of the white prompting a new attitude towards slavery. There were many times Douglass found himself in hardships, hunger, whippings and nakedness. He had to watch family members get beat to death which hurt him deeply. Douglass’s philosophy was that no one should be a victim of slavery and it had a profound effect even upon the slave owners leaving both the owner and the slave forever
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