fred. douglass and love medicine

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Tankesley Lauren Tankesley Professor Newton English 2130 November 28, 2006 The Slaves Relief of Freedom The characters Frederick Douglass and Marie Lazzare in Douglass’ The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Erdrich’s Love Medicine respectively encounter mistreatment followed by relieving freedom at crucial points in their lives. A former slave, Frederick Douglass knows the meaning of captivity and mistreatment. Throughout his life, he experiences horrible events of beatings, starvation and cold. He states, “I know of such cases; and it is worthy of remark that such slaves invariably suffer greater hardships, and have more to contend with, than others” (Douglass 21). In reference to his own experience on Colonel Lloyd’s plantation in comparison to other slaves treatment, Douglass “suffered much from hunger, but more from cold…was kept almost naked…[and] had no bed” (Douglass 42). He is not badly beaten as a young man, but he does witness the exploitation of other slaves. In his narrative, he recollects, “Before [Captain Anthony] commenced to whipping Aunt Hester, he took her into the kitchen, and stripped her from neck to waist, leaving her neck, shoulders, and back, entirely naked.” Douglass feels he is both a witness and a participant of this whipping. The only relief from bad treatment that Douglass experiences is his occupancy at the Auld’s where he is treated comparatively well. Maltreatment of slaves is only one aspect of slavery, and the idea of freedom is the other.
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