Frederick Douglass Rhetorical Analysis

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Frederick Douglas had suffered an intolerable life as a slave. After he gained his freedom, he dedicated his time in helping to raise awareness in the abolition of slavery. He argues in his narrative, that slavery is not just detrimental to the slaves, but to the slaveholders as well. He tries to show how slavery has rid the slaveholders of their humanity. He describes them as beasts, and hypocrites. He wants to show how holding such power can drive people to brutality, hypocrisy, and cruelty. He narrates his experience in the house of Mr. and Mrs. Auld which reflects how power can blindly control its holder and turns them into monsters. Upon meeting Mrs. Sophia Auld, Douglass says that she has “the kindest heart and finest feelings.” She