RWS Outline-Douglass

RWS Outline-Douglass - The Truth About Slavery In Frederick...

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The Truth About Slavery In Frederick Douglass: From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave , Douglass tells his personal experiences of being a slave. He uses examples from his life to subtly convey to his audience the problems with slavery. Douglass engages the audience with out over scrutinizing the slavery industry as to turn off his readers from the book. Through out his narrative Douglass provides claims that fly in the face of what most people in those days thought about slavery. Douglass’s first claim is that slavery hurts not only the slave but the slaver owner. He uses a detailed description of his new mistress to show how slavery corrupts even the purest soul. When Douglass first meets his new mistress he says, “her face was made of heavenly smiles, and her voice if tranquil music” (3). She was a kind and caring woman. Previously she had never had slaves and therefore she didn’t know how “normal” slave masters usually treated them. Since she was naïve, she began teaching Douglass to read. Douglass states that, “very soon after I went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Auld, she very kindly commenced to teach me the A, B, C (3). However as soon as her husband
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course RWS 100 taught by Professor Avner during the Fall '07 term at San Diego State.

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