Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass An American Slave

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Student Name: Nicole Palacios Book Title/ Author: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, By Frederick Douglass Date: July 31, 2015 Total Pages: 13 Dialectical Journal Quotes Chapter and Page # Analysis (Characters, Theme, Plot) “My mother was of a darker complexion than either my grandmother or grandfather. My father was a white man. He was admitted to be such by all I ever heard speak of my parentage.” Chapter 1 Page 2 Indirect Characterization: Speech This shows us that Frederick douglass was not a full african american slave he was half african american and half white. (Question) What happened to other people that were mixed White and African American? “My mother and I were separated when I was but an infant—before I knew her as my mother. It is a common custom, in the part of Maryland from which I ran away, to part children from their mothers at a very early age…I never saw my mother, to know her as such, more than four or five times in my life; and each of these times was very short in duration, and at night.” Chapter 1 Page 2 Indirect Characterization: Action Something I concluded here in this statement was that Frederick and his mom never had that connection children have today because in modern time children are not separated from their mother at birth. (Question) Why would they separate the children from their mother? Why weren 't they able to stay together? “I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending
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