Douglass described her as a kind and tender-hearted woman, who treated him "as she supposed one human being ought to treat another".
Contents Fredrick douglass 1—4 Edit Douglass begins by explaining that he does not know the date of his birth he later chose February 14,and that his mother died when he was 7 years old. He has very few memories of her children were commonly separated from their mothersonly of the rare night time visit.
He thinks his father is a white man, possibly his owner. At a very early age he sees his Aunt Hester being whipped. Douglass details the cruel interaction that occurs between slaves and slave holders, as well as how slaves are supposed to behave in the presence of their masters, and even when Douglass says that fear is what kept many slaves where they were, when they tell the truth they are punished by their owners.
Frontispiece of Douglass from the first edition At this point in the Narrative, Douglass is moved to BaltimoreMaryland. This move is rather important for him because he believes that if he had not been moved, he would have remained a slave his entire life.
He even starts to have hope for a better life in the future. He also discusses his new mistress, Mrs. Sophia Auld, who Fredrick douglass as a very kind woman but eventually turns cruel. Douglass learns the alphabet and how to spell small words from this woman, but her husband, Mr.
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Auld, disapproves, and states that if slaves could read, they would not be fit to be slaves, being unmanageable and sad. Upon hearing why Mr. Auld disapproves of slaves being taught how to read, Douglass realizes the importance of reading and the possibilities that this skill could help him.
He takes it upon himself to learn how to read and learn all he can, but at times, this new found skill torments him. Douglass then gains an understanding of the word abolition and develops the idea to run away to the North. He also learns how to write and how to read well.
The slaves are valued along with the livestockcausing Douglass to develop a new hatred of slavery. He feels lucky when he is sent back to Baltimore to live with the family of Master Hugh. He is then moved through a few more situations before he is sent to St. His regret at not having attempted to run away is evident, but on his voyage he makes a mental note that he traveled in the North-Easterly direction and considers this information to be of extreme importance.
For some time, he lives with Master Thomas Auld who is particularly cruel, even after attending a Methodist camp.
He is pleased when he eventually is lent to Mr. Covey for a year, simply because he would be fed. Covey is known as a "negro-breaker", who breaks the will of slaves.
Chapters 10—11 Edit While under the control of Mr. He is harshly whipped almost on a weekly basis, apparently due to his awkwardness. He is worked and beaten to exhaustion, which finally causes him to collapse one day while working in the fields.
Because of this, he is brutally beaten once more by Covey. Douglass eventually complains to Thomas Auld, who subsequently sends him back to Covey. A few days later, Covey attempts to tie up Douglass, but he fights back. After a two-hour long physical battle, Douglass ultimately conquers Covey.
After this fight, he is never beaten again. Douglass is not punished by the law, which is believed to be due to the fact that Covey cherishes his reputation as a "negro-breaker", which would be jeopardized if others knew what happened. Douglass comments on the abuse suffered under Covey, a religious man, and the relative peace under the more favorable, but more secular, Freeman.
Douglass and a small group of slaves make a plan to escape, but before doing so, they are caught and Douglass is put in jail.Frederick Douglass is one of the most pivotal figures in American History.
He was a former slave, abolitionist, orator, journalist, women’s rights activist, ambassador, and crucial influencer of America’s most celebrated leaders, Abraham Lincoln. Based on Douglass’ descriptions in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the shift from the true to the false religion, or the Christian to the non-Christian, happens as a direct result of caninariojana.com is almost as if its very existence fosters some malignant response from slave owning whites and causes them to turn from the “true" Christianity Douglass believes in.
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, by Frederick Douglass, ULYSSES S. GRANT AND CIVIL RIGHTS. A remembrance of the important role our 18th president played in securing the freedom and civil rights of former slaves.
Frederick Douglass, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 32, likes · were here. Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, /5(3). From: The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, (Five volumes) by Philip S. Foner International Publishers (Included on this web site by kind permission of the publishers).