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Taylor Zurborg Assignment 8 Zurborg 1 Professor Porter ENG 200-308 21 September 2013 Frederick Douglass During his early life as a slave, Frederick Douglass was located in a city under the power of Hugh Auld and Sophia Auld. Sophia—Hugh’s wife—starts to teach Douglass how to read until her husband orders her to stop, saying that an educated slave is a dangerous and an unhappy slave. However, after being taught the alphabet, Frederick Douglass self-teaches himself—with the help of some local boys—to read and write. In doing so, he finds his way to freedom along with becoming aware of the evils of slavery. Reading eventually becomes the pathway to freedom for Douglass because without education, a person does not know better than the life they have. Education helps you understand the differences in the world and how one life is different than another’s; it helps you
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