Narrative Of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass “I did not know I was a slave until I found out I could not do the things I wanted.” Frederick Douglass one said. In the narrative of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass was a black slave during the 1800’s. He got transferred from plantation to plantation, never getting to see his family, have a relationship with god, and different people. He faces many hardships during his life. Being a slave, he faced many problems with having relationships with his family, religion and different races. In the Narrative Of Frederick Douglass, he displays how the slave owners disrupt their relations with family, religion, and races. In the Narrative Of Frederick Douglass, the slave owners disrupt the slaves relationships with their…show more content…
For example the white people have horses and the slaveholders treat them better than the black people. In the Narrative Of Frederick Douglass, the slaves never got to gain a relationship with the whites because they were never treated with respect. When discussing the white people treating the horses better than the slaves, he writes “ if a horse did not move fast enough, or hold his head high enough , it was owing to some fault of his keepers” ( page 17) The slave owners care more about what the horses look/ do than the slaves. The horses are animals and are treated better than the slaves who are human. Moreover, Mrs. Auld was being nice and starting to teach Frederick how to read. She was teaching him his A, B, C’s, counting, and reading. In the autobiography, he writes “very soon after i went to live with mrs and mr auld, she was very kindly commended to teach me the a, b,c’s… learning to spell.” Mrs. Auld was trying to gain a relationship with Frederick and that was very nice of her. For once, a slave owner right then did not ruin their relationship. However, the slave owners disrupt relationships with other races because Mrs. Auld was being very nice and was teaching Frederick Douglass to read and learn but after Mr. Auld, found out he banned Mrs. Auld for teaching him again. In his novel, Douglass writes “ Mr. Auld found out what was going on, and at once forbade Mrs. Auld to instruct me further.” A white person, Mrs Auld, was trying to be nice but the slave owners, Mr. Auld found out and said she was not allowed to teach Douglass. The slave owner disrupted the relationship with other
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