Fredrick Douglass depicts dehumanizing several times in his narrative. Dehumanizing deprives a human of their qualities and rights as humans. Douglass also illustrates in chapter 2 pages 120 of the narrative the way the song makes him feel. “The having of those wild notes always depressed my spirits and filled me with ineffable sadness I have frequently found myself in tears while hearing them. The mere recurrence to those songs, even now afflicts me; while I am writing these lines, and expression of feeling has already found its way down my cheek. Those songs I traced Douglass’s first glimmering conception of the dehumanizing character of slavery.” The purpose of slave songs were to help slaves work together and form of cooling communication that only slaves understood. He explains that he did not fully understand the meaning of a slave song where he was a slave, but after he was a free slave he understands the evil of slavery and how the slave master used language and cruel punishment to dehumanize slaves of human rights.
Fredrick Douglass depicts dehumanizing several times in his narrative. It is common in slavery for children to be