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Frederick Douglass: The Power Of Knowledge

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The power to learn can be a real powerful instrument used to those who are denied the chance to express themselves. For Douglass, it gave him the power of thought. He used this power to realize the situation of his enslavement and sought to become a free man. He gathered the courage because of his newfound knowledge and this led him to his freedom. Alexie gained this power of knowledge and used it to prove the world that Native Americans do not have to fit into the stereotype of being unintelligent. He read books ever since he was 3 years old. He went through the force of not understanding the words and then beginning to make them click in his mind. He enjoyed reading books in his free time and he knew that he was smarter that what society
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