Homework 2007_11_14 - Emily Ryan English 2020 Frederick...

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Emily Ryan English 2020 Frederick Douglass’s Narrative (1017-1035) 11/14/07 1. Give several examples of the psychology of enslavement; in other words, how is one person able to convince another of his right to enslave him? To what harsh treatments and deprivations was Douglass exposed from his childhood? What supposedly kind gestures towards slaves were, according to Douglass, just further attempts to enslave? Include at least one meaningful quotation along with your response. Enslavement is reinforced by the psychology that the white man is better than the black man. Douglass as a child never knew his age. He felt like it was unfair and belittled by the fact that the little white boys knew their age, but he only knew how old he was within a couple years. He was also denied the right to be raised by his own mother. White families were not separated as frequently and as harshly as slave families were. It was rare for a baby to be raise by his if he were a slave. Slaves were expected to be at their
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 2010 taught by Professor Bradley during the Fall '07 term at Middle Tennessee State University.

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