The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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The term slavery refers to “When a person (called master) has absolute power over another (called slave) including life and liberty”.As stated by duhaime.org, The new phenomenon or term, “slave mentality”, stems from the early existence of slavery and how slavery continues to affect the mindset of the new generation. According to the blog, The Last Civil Right, slave mentality is when “a person conditioned to quietly and without objection, accept harmful circumstances for themselves as the natural order of things.” The definition of slave mentality is one that explains how slavery can affect not only future generations and a group of people, but individuals. In the book of the “narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass” explains how a…show more content…
Frederick douglass was corrupted by slavery since he was born he never really saw his mother as much and he never knew who was his father. He was passed through many slave plantations and he was forced to do hard labor out of his will. In the book, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” written by Frederick Douglass, Douglass is able to show examples throughout his narrative on how slavery is damaging to not only the slaves, but anything that involves with it is affected by it.The first awareness Douglass has about what slavery is when he comes to the realization that he was born a slave on Colonel Lloyd 's plantation, With that understanding, he began to understood that he was free from almost all the suffering that the other slaves went through as a child. He comes to conclusion with his past experiences with slavery, like when he saw his Aunt Hester getting whipped. His memories during his time as a slave is his downfall and it changed the way that he viewed the world around him. When Douglass comes to understand that slavery corrupts families, that is when he begins to understand that his life would have been different if slavery was abolished. When douglass was a young boy on colonel lloyd 's plantation he never really got to see his mother, due to the fact that she was also a slave as well. On top of that he never knew who was his father was, which completely changed his childhood when he grew up. Douglass was
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