Frederick Douglass Learning To Read And Write

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I believe the thesis in “Learning to Read and Write” by Frederick Douglass is “I consoled myself with the hope that I should one day find a good chance [to escape]. Meanwhile, I would learn to write.” (page 52) This is the thesis because the essay is about Douglass and his narrative of learning to read and write. Throughout the essay, Douglass wrote about the different tools he used to learn how to write.

The introduction is written to show the foundation of his education. Douglass wrote about how he did not have a typical teacher, but that his mistress was in charge of teaching him. This introduction is effective because it sets up an understanding of how much Douglass was supposed to learn. This provides insight on why Douglass yearned