Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave issues question

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave issues question

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Alley 1 Nicholas Alley Professor Martin ENGL 2327 S02 11-14-05 Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Issue Questions Passage : “The scales of all the other farms received their monthly allowance of food, and their yearly clothing. The men and women slaves received, as their monthly allowance of food, eight pounds of park, or its equivalent in fish, and one bushel of corn meal” (2043). Question : How do the food rationings show the owners complete control of the slaves, how its appeal to emotion? Issue : Issue of historical and cultural content. Since the slaves were thought of as property and not people, some slave owners controlled/treated them as if they were trash and could easily be replaced. The thought was that there was no need to waste food on something that could be replaced. This idea also contributed to their abuse in several other ways. Critical Approach : The best approach is reader-response criticism. Douglass, along with most writers who wrote about slavery, wrote to an audience in the north. Douglass had to convince
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor Gilleylen during the Spring '08 term at Collin College.

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