Frederick Douglass Rebellion Vs Rebellion

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“The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion”. In the autobiography by Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass writes about his experience as a slave. He was born into slavery and finally succeeds in escaping to the North where slavery is illegal. Kohlberg’s six stages of moral development help explain the behavior of people. Several characters in Douglass’ book reflect one example of Kohlberg’s six stages. Kohlberg's third stage of human development fits exactly with Mrs. Auld, who is by Kohlberg’s definition a “good girl” because just to fit in she does what is expected of her even if it's wrong. Mr. Covey, another one of Douglass’ characters, perfectly fits stage two due to the fact that he feels the need to show that he has power even over the weak . Lastly, Douglass is the one who perfectly fits into Kohlberg’s stage one, as a result of him being young and afraid to give a proper reaction to a disturbing event in his childhood.
Sophia Auld is a good example of Kohlberg’s stage three, In stage three Kohlberg states, “...based on that which pleases or helps others and is approved by them… individual acts to gain approval of others by “fitting in”(1). Someone in this stage can go to such extremes that they go beyond what society
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For example slave masters did whatever to fit in society which is moral development stage three. Most of the slaves in the book were in the stage called “obedience and punishment orientation”. Where most of the slaves would follow the rules of the authority to avoid being punished. Also slave masters also would be in a stage called “naively egoistic orientation.” where they would do anything to to satisfy their own needs. In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass there is a lot of human moral development with most of the characters in the