Slavery : Beyond The Truth And Reality

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Jenny Nguyen Literature Biegelman 13 December, 2015 Slavery: Beyond the Truth and Reality “The white man 's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man 's misery” (Frederick Douglass). Throughout the years, the guiding question was to determine whether or not slavery should be abolished. This is essential to better understand what humans are capable of doing. By deciding whether or not slavery should be abolished, the sense of right and wrong becomes more apparent. Frederick Douglass was a slave born and raised in Maryland. Although he lived a atrocious childhood, through self perseverance, he improved his life, and latter became an influential abolitionist. Frederick Douglass writes a persuasive narrative expressing his emotions, integrity, rationale, and shows strong character through his ever so difficult journey in order to draw the attention to his audiences and propose the freedom for individuals. In the beginning of chapter seven, Douglass talks about Mrs. Auld, his master’s wife. He talks about how she treated him as if he were not a slave. “My mistress was, as I have said, a kind and tender-hearted woman, she treated me as she supposed one human being ought to treat another” (33) With the tone in his voice, illustrates that he was immensely grateful for her while he saw the kindness in her. Usually “tone” would depict the narrator’s attitude. With this, Douglass persuades the readers and audiences into believing that without freedom, the life of a slave,
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