"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" ( F. Douglass ) & "Resistance To Civil Govt". ( Henry David Thoreau ) Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" ( F. Douglass ) & "Resistance To Civil Govt". ( Henry David Thoreau )
Compares black & white authors' ideas on manhood, freedom and slavery.
# 13228 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Comparison) , African-American Studies (General)


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"This study will compare the notions of manhood expressed by Frederick Douglass in Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass and by Henry David Thoreau in Resistance to Civil government and Walden. The study will argue that despite great differences in the personal histories of the two authors, they express similar views with respect to the idea of manhood, or what actions, thoughts and signs of character do or should make a man a man, or a human being a human being.
As a white man of a privileged class, Thoreau might be expected to have drastically different views on manhood than Douglass, a former slave, would have. However, both men share the notion that a man should live according to principles which are based on self-respect, respect for others, a love for God, and respect for the natural world. Both men would deny true manhood.."

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