The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglas

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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas As a personal belief of my own, Is I believe that we are all a product of our surroundings. With that being said, the way we grow up the majority of the time determines what your beliefs will be while you’re growing up, and it will also determines what your beliefs will be when you are grown. It also determines what will be worth fighting for in this world. There are positive and negatives to my statement. This reading leads me to believe that Frederick Douglas’s childhood caused him to hate and eventually fight against slavery. A person that fights against slavery is known as an abolitionist. Douglas is one of the most well known abolitionists in history. In this analysis I will be introducing Douglas’s and how he was a positive product of his environment. Frederick was born on the eastern shore of Maryland. His mother was a slave, and his father is supposedly his white slave master. He was mainly raised by his grandmother. His mother died when he was just seven years old, and his aunt was severely beaten in front of him and that moment was burned into his brain and that image lasted in his memory for the rest of his life, shortly after he was sent to live with his master’s brother. Douglas was encouraged to read first by his master’s wife, but her husband felt differently, and said these words “learning would spoil the best nigger in the world” (140). In 1938 Douglas fled to New York. 1841 Douglas joined the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and was quickly noted as a powerful and persuasive speaker. Douglas is portrayed as a headstrong abolitionist. He knew what he believed in and no one could change his mind when it came down to his beliefs. He is a true inspiration to professional speakers everywhere; he is also a positive product of his environment. William Wells Brown went on to say, “White and black men had

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