It would forever unfit him to be a slave. He will become unmanageable, and of no value to his master. As to himself, it could do him no good, but a great deal of harm. It would make him discontent and unhappy.”(Douglass 20) If I had heard that spoken about myself I do not think that I could have sat and listened to him. This was not the first time that Douglass had seen or heard the whites talk about the slaves that way, but it forever changed him.
Collison’s novel focuses on how Minkins escaped from slavery and how he was going to better his life and learn from the experiences that he had encountered. Collison’s novel also focuses on many more people than just Minkins which gives it an array of opinion and
Therefore, a slave’s life seemed worthless in the world, and this stopped many slaves from trying to escape because they knew that if they were caught they would most likely be killed. As a result, slave owners dominated slaves by using fearful antics and by severely punishing slaves. This complete domination over slaves caused the ruling class to be very confident in their social status. However, only clever slaves realized that the benefits of escaping slavery outweighed the consequences. Clever slaves knew that if they did not try and free themselves that their social standing would always remain the same and nothing would ever change.
Living, Eating, and Working as Slaves In the early 1865, slavery had come to the United States of America. Millions of slaves were told that they were free, and therefore many of them had been interviewed to share both of their happy and awful conditions they had during their slavery. The various conditions related to food, living, and work influenced whether or not slaves challenged their owners in the late 1800s. Some slaves were pretty satisfied with their owners but the others had lived the lives that people nowadays could ever imagine. The desire of being free resembled the awful conditions that some of them had.
It truly is amazing how much Douglass went through in order to experience life outside of his own community. Though he never actually states how he eventually escapes, one can only imagine the level of difficulty he must have gone through and what a relief it must have been for him to escape the horrid slave
1. Introduction : (a) Slavery was a cycle that took many years and much hard work to bring it its abolishment. (b) There were many abolitionists that didn’t mind the consequences their actions would bring them; they knew it was right to speak out again and for what they believed. 2. Body Paragraph 1: (a) The Underground Railroad was a unique helpful strategy that helped free many enslaved blacks into freedom.
Because knowing was half the battle, after a long tedious effort for years, Douglass finally succeeded in learning how to write. So with Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass we learn that without education our life is limited. Education can take you places, only a person with knowledge can go. My view of both stories is without an education you are limited to the possibilities in life, rather it’s writing a simple letter or just trying to become a better you. Education is the key that unlock the many doors in a person‘s life.
He also performed these good deeds knowing that it won’t benefit him at all which shows us his heroic characteristics such as being brave and courages. Furthermore, I support Greeley’s claims because he considered including all of the wrongdoings in Brown’s felony while praising Brown’s brave attempt to get rid of slavery so both slavery supporters and abolitionists can relate to his position. On the other hand, Abraham
Even though his own brother committed the sin, he knew it was wrong no matter who it was: "Maybe a jury will cut him loose. I wont. By god I wont” (143). Knowing most of Wes’s family is against the fact that Frank should not be punished; Wes puts his emotional feelings aside and grows up. Just by one fault by the closest man in his life, Wes realizes he has changed in better ways as things have gotten more complicated: “ My father stood for moral absolution ” (144).
His opinion is mixed because although he accepts the society’s idea of Jim being a slave he still respects him. His acceptance of the society’s idea of Jim being a slave is shown when Huck addresses Jim as “Miss Watson’s nigger” (Twain, 17). By addressing Jim as such Huck is excepting society’s position on slavery without really having any experience with it himself. Huck’s acceptance is also shown when Jim brings up the idea of stealing his wife and children back, in which he responds “It most froze me to hear such talk” (Twain, 88). This shows his acceptance because he doesn’t see Jim as a person and he sees his children as someone else’s property, which he feels would be wrong to steal.