Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essay

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Frederick Douglass grew up as a black man and an American slave. Since his skin was a different color, he was treated differently than other people. He was forced into slavery and did not get the same experiences as everyone else. The two articles, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” and “My Friend Douglass”, both demonstrate how differently Douglass was treated and how he dealt with slavery. The first article describes Douglass in his childhood while the second article takes place years later when he is an adult. During Douglass’s childhood, he wanted to learn more about slavery, but as he grew older, he wanted to have the same rights as everyone else. Overall, Frederick douglass wanted to be as free and equally treated as others.
In the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”, Frederick Douglass describes his life as a slave and his view on slavery. When he was younger, Douglass wanted to learn more about slavery and freedom. He eventually made friends with “all the little white boys” and they became his teachers (Douglass 145). His friends taught him about slavery, freedom, and the book, “The Columbian Orator”, taught him about human rights. Douglass knew very little about how differently he was treated. However, after his friends taught him about slavery, he began
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As a child, he handled his opinion immaturely by getting upset with his fellow slaves and disobeying his enslavers. On the other hand, as Douglass grew older, he handled his opinion maturely by attending Abraham Lincoln’s political speech about slavery. Although his perspective changes over the years, his status as a black man does not. He was not able to learn how to read and enter certain places because of his race. In conclusion, Frederick Douglass’s perspective on slavery and his status as a black man was similar and different from when he was a child to when he was and