Essay on Comparison Between Frederick Douglass and Huckleberry Finn

734 Words Mar 17th, 2013 3 Pages
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass AND the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Comparison Essay
By: Evan Weinstock
Period 7 3/11/13 During the period around The Civil War the country was in a major change and the issue slavery was at the forefront. Racial tensions were very high as most Northerners wanted the slaves to be free and all slaves wanted their freedom. During this time period of pre, during and post-Civil War many books and narratives of people’s lives and experiences where written and stories were past from generation to generation. During the Post-Civil War time both the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were written and published and both would become classics. In both
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In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Fredrick is treated terribly by all of his masters and no one cares about him or any of the other slaves. The southerners act like they are disposable and that they can just go buy another one. All of his owners treat him like trash and beat him until he stand up to one and fights him after that he is left alone. Everyone in Frederick Douglass is a mean person who doesn’t care about anyone but themselves and how much money they can make. The biggest difference in both books is that the way you see the pain and struggles of the people in the story is through a fictional character in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass. In The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass you hear about the horror of the South and slavery through the life story of Frederick, you learn about true events that actually happened and how bad the situation in the United States was around the Civil War Era. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn you hear about what happens through the made up stories of Mark Twain. Even though some of the stories in his book have some truth from his life experiences, he made all of them up and in the book there is truth about the time period from the way that people treated blacks and