His lesson concludes that even though he values friendship, leaving friends behind is sometimes the right decision. Many slaves preferred to stay enslaved rather than leave to a strange place. Garrison played a major role in his life where he helped Douglass raise money to purchase his freedom. In the preface William Lloyd Garrison, present Douglass Narrative as an argument against slavery. He speaks about Douglass own work being truthful in the way that Douglass Narrative affects readers in an emotional way.
The message to the audience is Henry, the slave, was very reluctant to inform the masters on anything he knew. He was willing to get killed than to tell. Through all that Henry was still trusted Douglass. On their way to jail Henry asked Douglass what he should he should do with his protection letter; He believe in Douglass. When they were sent to jail, the slaves could leave except Douglass.
He was giving an explicit speech about changes that needed to be made by strongly voicing to the audience that slaves did not have any place in the value structure. b. Having fled from slavery, Douglass was giving firsthand information to his audience, thus giving him full and complete credibility. Other than another slave giving this same speech, the argument would not have been compelling. c. The overall tone of Douglass’s speech would be very pessimistic as he shared his personal history with factual knowledge.
This meant that Douglass was on his own to educate himself. However, with these words Douglass finally saw his “pathway from slavery to freedom” (29). Learning suddenly became a way towards freedom because it would give him a sense of right and wrong. He learns the evils of slavery and understands that he doesn’t have to live this way. Douglass now knew the steps he must take in order to become a man of society, not a man of slavery.
The comparison on Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass's views on slavery and prejudice are quite similar. They both were black slaves who hoped for a better future for blacks that did not include slavery. They both detested slavery and the prejudice of the whites and believed that everyone was equal. Booker T. Washington's book Up From Slavery is an excellent view of what he went through as a slave and how he views slavery and prejudice. Frederick Douglass also wrote a book "The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass" which is also a great example of what slaves had to go through every day, confined to slavery.
Douglass has no “respect” because he is thrown into a world of slavery where he must tolerate the disrespect being shoved at him. It isn’t until his fight with slave-breaker Edward Covey that the beginning stage of “respect” starts to make its way to him. The fight is where I can see Douglass start to transform. He writes "You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man" (47). Brewton also brings to my attention that Douglass “devotes greater space in his first autobiography to the portrait of Covey than to any other character, black or white.” I think this is because the fight with Covey is a pivotal turning point for Douglass.
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.
Slaves must seek knowledge and education in order to pursue freedom. It is from Hugh Auld that Douglass learns this notion that knowledge must be the way to freedom, as Auld forbids his wife to teach Douglass how to read and write because education ruins slaves. Douglass
Tatjana Wimmer Professor Stanley English 2308 November 4th 2013 Language for Freedom Frederick Douglass once said in an address “[o]nce you learn to read, you will be forever free” and his most notable piece “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave” is a vital example of the power of language. Douglass processes his controversial story of slavery and illustrates his path to freedom through a new breadth of knowledge. Douglass uses rhetorical forms to illustrate his journey as a slave but also ultimately discovers the need to use language as a means to fight his enslavement that prevents a realization of expression and identity. Douglass as the passive observer is best portrayed in the first six chapters of the narrative. This is best highlighted rhetorically by Douglass’s inability to articulate any details about his state and identity.
Fredrick Douglass Education can free people from things that they might not even know that there enslaved to, this is the idea that Fredrick Douglass has throughout his narrative, his idea was that if slaves had the ability to read and write then they would realize the power and rights that they are entitled to as a human being. In the Narrative of the life of Fredrick Douglass; Fredrick Douglass saw that education was freedom so he worked hard to learn how to read and write. Fredrick Douglass was a self-taught slave who saw the path to freedom, for him the key to freedom was education, more specifically learning how to read and write. Douglass knew that the slave owners did not want their slaves to read and write because