An Autobiography of What He Went Through as a Slave in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas

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The Narrative Perspective of Frederick Douglass The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an autobiography written by Frederick Douglass himself. No one knows the hardships and difficult times that Frederick Douglass went through as a slave, better than himself. That is why Frederick Douglass is considered to be, in my opinion, is the most reliable author when it comes to telling the story of his life as a slave.
Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County, Maryland around the year 1817 or 1818. Soon after Douglass was born, he was separated from his mother and was sent to Baltimore to work as a servant. Since he was separated from his mother at such a young age, Douglass did not develop a bond with her. After her death, he
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The Narrative Perspective of Frederick Douglass The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an autobiography written by Frederick Douglass himself. No one knows the hardships and difficult times that Frederick Douglass went through as a slave, better than himself. That is why Frederick Douglass is considered to be, in my opinion, is the most reliable author when it comes to telling the story of his life as a slave.
Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County, Maryland around the year 1817 or 1818. Soon after Douglass was born, he was separated from his mother and was sent to Baltimore to work as a servant. Since he was separated from his mother at such a young age, Douglass did not develop a bond with her. After her death, he stated, “Never having enjoyed, to any considerable extent, her soothing presence, her tender and watchful care, I received the tidings of her death with much the same emotions I should have probably felt the death of a stranger” (Douglass). It’s truly sad that he felt no emotions after loosing his own mother, it’s also sad that he was separated from her at such a young age, that no bond between the two had been created. Douglass never met his father, though he was told he was a white man.
Living as a slave is an awful way to live your life, but unfortunately, Frederick Douglass along with many other slaves back then didn’t have a choice. Douglass’ first master, Captain Anthony, was a very cruel man, as were many slave owners. He once