22 Reading Notes

22 Reading Notes - Fortenbery 1 Sam Fortenbery English...

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Fortenbery 1 Sam Fortenbery English 2120.103 Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Reading Notes 1/22 2. How is Douglass silenced and prevented from speaking the truth throughout the text? Who silences him and why? Does he overcome this silencing? How? knowledge is withheld from him, so he knew nothing (1-3) “I know nothing; the means of knowing was withheld from me.” (1) scared of consequences (3-4) “I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine.” (3) thought of being beaten savagely (9-11) killing of personal spirit and morale (8-9) “Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God for deliverance from chains. The hearing of those wild notes always depressed my spirit, and filled me with ineffable sadness. I have frequently found myself in tears while hearing them.” (8) fear of spies sent by master or overseer (11-12) “The slaveholders have been known to send in spies among their slaves, to
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