"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" Book Review by capital writers

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"
An review of the autobiography "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" and a discussion of how it applies in today's world.
# 28426 | 1,181 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2003 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (General)

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This paper examines the life of Frederick Douglas, a leading spokesman of African-Americans in the 1800s who was born a slave and who later became a noted reformer, author and orator who devoted his life to the abolition of slavery and the fight for black rights. It reviews his autobiography "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" based upon his experiences as a slave and concerns issues such as freedom and human rights. It looks at how his story was a testament to the evils of slavery, detailing its dehumanizing nature and its attempt to crush one's spirit. It evaluates how even though Douglass's story was written many years ago in a very different time, it still relates to many issues of today.

From the Paper:

"Douglass's story also deals with allusions and aesthetic power. This reference refers to a deep emotion or desire that serves to link Douglass with his readers through sentimental electricity. His story of liberty serves Douglass with "the ability to make people feel right" (Gilmore, 2002). The Narrative, tells how people felt by not knowing how to read and write and how they also told their stories through songs of bondage. This information is still relative to today's world in the fact that all are given the opportunity to become educated. However, many students struggle with learning to read and write thus suffering the difficulties that come with the inability to achieve academic success. The concept of no freedom without education is relevant to Douglass's speeches. Many fear that if men of color become educated that they may learn how to perform the better paying jobs, and will become hired before a white man."

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