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Unformatted text preview: regretted being able to read about what was going on around him. He stated: As I suffered, I at times felt that leaning to read has been a curse rather than a blessing. It had given me a view of my wretched condition, but no cure. It opened my eyes to the horrible put, but gave me no ladder with which to get out. In moments of agony, I envied my fellow slaves for their ignorance. How do you think Douglass ability to understand the world around him changed his perception of what was going on? Do you think he would have been better off to stay removed and ignorant of it all? 3. How significant do you think it was for Douglass to finally learn what the word abolition and abolitionist meant?...
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- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass