Frederick Douglass Columbian Orator Analysis

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Frederick Douglass was curious. As soon as his master's wife planted the tiny seed of knowledge into his mind, he craved what he did not know. When Mrs.Hugh stopped the teachings, Douglass found alternatives. He would seek lessons from the white boys in the streets after finishing errands. After learning to read, he got his hands on a book with the name “The Columbian Orator.” From this book Douglass learned the true, monstrous meaning of being a slave master. He referred to them as “successful robbers” (43.) He soon felt pity upon other slaves for their lack of knowledge. He began resenting his masters and his own mind. He could not escape the knowledge of his condition. The knowledge that he craved became the source of his torment. Douglass