Class-A Reading Response Journal 2
How did learning to read and writing affect/ Douglass?
While reading Frederick Douglass autobiography about his Narrative life as a slave I would learn that his education with his biggest challenge knowing the fact that he could read and write which was a big problem for slave as it was forbidden for them to know these material. Frederick was determine to know how to read and write as he was trying to know about the world out there and know the fact was a slave which it would been a problem if he would have been caught but still what determine to know how to read and write.
After he known how to read he was starting to see that the white man world was against him and want it to kill himself for being a slave and have so little to say in the world. As it see in page 5 paragraph 10 (I often found myself regretting my own existence, and wishing my dead; and but for the hope of being free, I have no doubt but that I should have killed myself, or done something for which I should have been killed). Know that fact he was starting to feel depress and want it to end his own life as he knew that he was a slave and have chance against the white man world.
After knowing the word "Abolitionist" and that what gave him his hope to move on as he determine to master ability to read and write. As he would plan to escape from slave by knowing how to write by the ship-yard in order to write a forge pass to aboard the ship. As in Page 6, Paragraph 11 (The idea