The Slave Who Tried To Escape Analysis

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Kelsey Vonwald January 27, 2013 Period 6 The Slave Who Tried to Leave Imagine if you were a slave getting whipped and never seeing your friends and family again, this is what occurred in the writing form of realism. What realism is an interest or concern for the actual or real things. Throughout The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass shows things that helps the readers see things in their mind (imagery), things that cause, point of view, cause and effect. With imagery it shows a mental image in your mind of what the reader read. When Douglass said, “the blood was yet oozing from the wound of my head” (Douglass Page 428) it shows the reader a gruesome picture of Douglass’s head just bleeding and the blood going everywhere. Also it shows Douglass’s strength to get through anything and how he gets through anything and does not want to give up at all! Another quote is “I seized him with both hands by his collar.”(Page 430) When people read this part they can see when Douglass grabbed Mr. Covey and how he fell to the ground and…show more content…
When Douglass says, “I made no effort to comply having now made up my mind to let him do his worst.”(426) Douglass’s point of view shows what he does and sees it. Douglass said that so everyone knows that he made up his mind. When Douglass said, “I told him as well as I could, for I scarce had strength to speak.”(426) In his point of view, Douglass was showing how he was afraid to speak, but had the strength to. When readers see Douglass’s point of view, they see how strong he is. With point of view, the author really shows how the person sees and portrays things. Throughout The Narrative of The Life of Fredrick Douglass, it shows thins that helped the readers see imagery, point of view, and cause and effect. The major points were how to spot imagery, cause and effect, and point of view. This book can really show how some elements are
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