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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass summary ½ 8 Ù ❰BOOKS❯ ✮ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Author Frederick Douglass – BONUS free audio book included the Life PDF/EPUB é BONUS free audio book included.#233 BONUS free a. My copybook was the board fence brick wall and pavement; my pen and ink was a lump of chalk With these I learned mainly how to writeAs with Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl I feel as though I should start by reiterating these simple truths about the narrative Yes Douglass did write this book himself; No he was not against Christianity only a staunch opponent of hypocritical Christians; No he did not promote hatred of man his hate was of slavery The hearth is desolate The children the unconscious children who once sang and danced in her presence are gone She gropes her way in the darkness of age for a drink of water Instead of the voices of her children she hears by day the moans of the dove and by night the screams of the hideous owl All is gloom The grave is at the door This is Douglass' grandmother he speaks of the woman who after raising generations of her master's family after increasing her master's wealth by training generations of her family she is sent out into the woods in her old age to live her remaining years alone while her family is taken away from her and sold After all she is of no use to him nowThe I embrace slave narratives the I learn that the good ones always teach new things the big screen hasn't fully capitalized upon So this one again highlighted the horrific chaining and whipping of slave women who stirred jealousy within their slave owners but it goes a step further into showing how the wives of slave owners were also brutal murderers and slave beaters We don't see this highlighted too often just as we don't see this too often those black slave women given the separate concubine's houses in the country where the children were raised I tried to envision how a slave like Douglass could ever become close to a woman after viewing the treatment of his mother aunt and grandmother later his wife and daughter will die before he did How could generations of black families survive let alone thrive in such environments In that case why expect this narrative to be anything less than the brutally honest passionate indignant pathos that it is Douglass lived with siblings but didn't even see them as family always wanting to get away always seeking freedom always distrusting of others He saw education as his ticket out of slavery but once he became educated he realized how much of a burden it was I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing It had given me a view of my wretched condition without the remedyin moments of agony I envied my fellow slaves for their stupidity I have often wished myself a beastanything no matter what to get rid of thinking After the publication of this book he feared for this identity so he fled to Europe because of The Fugitive Slave Act; still he spoke against slavery He didn't believe in revealing too many secrets of his escape at times even referring to how the underground railway had become the uppergroundrailway or of the abolitionists and teenage friends who helped educate him I read this years ago but once I started reading the language and tone lured me and kept me involved until the end To read this American classic and historical tr

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Udio book include. Excellent It’s an end in itself of course but I’m also reading as a kind of preface to Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River Jesmyn Ward’s Sing Unburied Sing and as an afterword to David M Oshinsky’s Worse Than Slavery Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice The writing is marvelous On to My Bondage and My Freedom

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassThe Life PDFEPUB. Once you learn to read you will forever be free This is powerful so so powerful This is a remarkable achievement considering it is written in such a straight forward manner by a man who taught himself to read There is no embellishment or dramatic imagery here; it is simple straightforward harrowing fact It is such a strong narrative that I’m extremely glad I read I recommend it to everyone Moreover to emphasise the sheer depravity and brutality these slaves were subjected to the forward of the book suggests that Douglas had it easy It was written by a close friend of his who argues that in comparison with other tales of slavery Douglas’s subjugation was mild and not too bad This in itself speaks volumes because this narrative relays an awful series of events It does make you wonder what awfulness the others contained if this is considered a lesser form of evil treatment Douglass had an awful childhood I do not recollect of every seeing my mother by the light of day She was with me in the night She would lie down with me and get me to sleep but long before I waked she was gone From a very young age he had no sense of closeness with anyone He was separated from his mother at the incredibly young age of ten months When his mother later dies he simply doesn’t care He’s not formed a lasting bond with her so her demise is like the passing of a stranger she means nothing to him They didn’t have enough time together for Douglass to have conceptualised who this person was to him Indeed he has very little conception of the world outside his slavery He doesn’t fully conceive the harshness he is enduring until he is into his early teens To his mind one of the overseers is a “good” man because he takes no pleasure in the whippings he exacts In his later life he does fully realise how he’s been controlled and forced to think certain things but at the time he just wasn’t ware of the full extent of his situation He doesn’t even know his own age The slavers loved to keep their chattel in ignorance so they’d work harder and have fewer dreams of freedom If they don’t have the knowledge then they cannot uestion their masters However Douglass became wise to his enforced ignorance; he uickly learnt that his path to freedom resided in his education So after a few brief lessons with a kind and temporary mistress he set about learning how to read in any way he could; he learnt from dockworkers and poor white children and began to see a route to liberty through his increasing knowledge of the world In this respect his friend was right about the mildness of Douglass’s treatment At this point in his life he only witnessed barbarity rather than being subjugated to it In this he was lucky but that luck was to uickly run out As he grew older his learning opportunities dwindled as did his hope He was contracted out to a brute of an owner who was the very image of a sadist slaverHis new master was terrible and vicious He almost broke Douglass but his strength of will bounced back and managed to keep him on his feet He learnt to strike back with such vigour that his master who had a reputation for breaking unruly slaves actuall