Frederick Douglass Analytical Essay by Research Group

Frederick Douglass
An analysis of the autobiographical book "The Narrative of Frederick Douglass".
# 27670 | 931 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 16, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Slavery)

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This paper offers a brief review of "The Narrative of Frederick Douglass" which describes the life of a slave in America. It shows the evolution of Frederick Douglass becoming the self-made man and discusses how he observes the injustices and discrepancies that were prevalent during slavery. The author then tries to understand the root of the evil behavior of white slave holders in an effort to abolish slavery.

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"The brutality brought upon the slaves by their holders was cruel, and almost sadistic. These examples will cite how the nature of Douglass's thoughts and the level of his understanding changed, and his method of proving the evilness of slavery went from visual descriptions of brutality to more philosophical arguments about its wrongness. It is interesting to note that Douglass has to first learn how the slaveholders think before he can really explain just what it is about slavery that makes it so wrong. Obviously the bloody violence is a major part of what makes slavery so terrible, but there are other aspects, just as horrible, which are not so visible to the naked eye."

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