Book: Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass
Author: Frederick Douglass
The essay is about the how significant both physical and mental abuse was important for the slave owners described in the Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass who was born in 1895 might have been the most influential
African-American of his time or possibly ever. He rose up from the hardships he had from
his birth to become a internationally known writer and orator. Douglass was born in
Tuckahoe, Maryland and was thought to be fathered by one of his masters. In Maryland
he had a rather easy life for a slave, he was an inside slave who cleaned and helped
watched one of the masters children. This benefited him greatly both then and in the
future because Thomas, the boy he attended too, helped Frederick read and write. From
Tuckahoe, Frederick was moved to Baltimore then to Colonel Lloyd's Plantation.
from there he moved to St. Michael. Then to Mr. Covey a slave breaker. This was a
major turning point in Frederick Douglasses life because for the first time in his life he
stood up to a white master in control of him and won the situation. This greatly increased
Frederick's confidence in himself and he want and desire to runaway and become a freed
slave. As I read in the story he acomplished this task and he makes a life for himself that
every other slave could only dream of. Frederick Douglass was a rare case of slave, in the
way that he was not poisoned by the ways masters had control of slaves. In this way there
is two types of ways masters dominated slaves. Physically and Mentally, both maybe
equally as powerful and influential on the idea of dominance a...