Compare And Contrast Malcolm X And Frederick Douglass

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What I've learned is being a good reader and writer has nothing to do with your intellectual ability, but in fact, it has to do with pure determination and an open mind. To be a good writer, you have to be committed. It has to be something you want to accomplish. If you don't have the right mindset you will never become the reader or writer you could be. For example, Frederick Douglass, was a slave with limited recourses but he used what he had to accomplish his goal, which was learning to become fluent in reading and writing. Malcolm X on the other hand learned how to read and write in prison. He stayed up studying a dictionary in intervals waiting until after the guard had passed. He had what he called a “homemade education.” Then there are others, like Sherman J. Alexie that learn from the simplest things, like a superman comic book.
Frederick douglass and Malcolm X shared many of the same qualities in their writing. Even though they both lacked rights for different reasons, they were both still African American men having to learn to read and write around their lack of rights. When Malcolm X was in the Charlestown prison. He soon learned a Dictionary was basically an encyclopedia, with are the sentences and definitions. Frederick Douglass had learned
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Mortimer J. Alder is very intelligent when it comes to the art of reading and writing. You really learn a lot about yourself and if you are really a reader or an imposture. The more you analyze it the more you realize how many people really aren't that good of writers. A quote I loved from his passage “How to Mark a Book,” is this “Having a fine library does not prove that its owner has a mind enriched by books; it proves nothing more than that he, his father, or his wife, was rich enough to buy them.” In all reality it doesn't matter how many books you own it only matters about the quality in which you read