'Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass' Book Review by Peter Pen

'Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass'
A review of the book 'Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass' by Frederick Douglass.
# 94963 | 1,146 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006

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This paper takes a look at the work of Frederick Douglass, titled 'Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass'. According to the paper, this book is a ground breaking autobiographical tale of Douglass' childhood of slavery, his struggle to escape and his triumph over stereotypical restraints put upon him because of his color.

From the Paper:

"Douglass provides excruciatingly detailed accounts of violence throughout the novel. Douglass didn't exaggerate, instead, he wanted to paint a truthful description of the senseless violence of slavery, a description that was played down in the media (or ignored all together) and certainly justified by many through their own distorted beliefs. Again, those who were not around slavery were sheltered to the true events that happened on a daily basis on a plantation. Children who had to go naked because their clothes wore out, slaves receiving one blanket but no bed, masters producing illegitimate children who were then treated cruelly by the masters' wives, slaves being severely beaten just to prove a point to the other slaves. And slaves that tell on other slaves are rewarded, again stripping slaves of any sense of brotherhood or family. White slave holders, on the other hand, stick together no matter what. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frederick Douglass, 'Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass'

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APA Format

'Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass' (2007, May 13) Retrieved June 02, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/narrative-on-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-94963/

MLA Format

"'Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass'" 13 May 2007. Web. 02 June. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/narrative-on-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-94963/>