Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

964 WordsFeb 22, 20164 Pages
In the novel Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass written by Frederick Douglass, Mr. Douglass delivers valuable lessons by relaying his own life story. Douglass helps readers realize how powerful the mind can be. First, Douglass is able to show how the mind of person can still be psychological strong enough to survive and excel in the poverty and circumstances he was introduced to in his early life. Also, Douglass is able to identify the power of slavery to be in direct connection to the slave-owners’ ability to entrap the mind. A significant lesson that Douglass also brought to readers’ attention is the ability of the mind to make a person believe, even at times of haunting sin, that their actions are righteous. Frederick Douglass’ novel is a great motivational resources that help remind society that the mind is a powerful tool. At times when life seems to be at its lowest, the mind is able to trick the spirit into believing there is still good on the horizon. This trick is sometimes considered to equivalent be the powerful message of hope. Frederick Douglass displays this trait on countless scenarios throughout the novel, which allows himself to persevere through the hardest conditions. For instance, Douglass’ text reads, “I date the entertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace; and in the darkest hours of my career in slavery, this living word of faith and spirit of hope departed not from me, but
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