Unformatted text preview: -slavery is also an important idea to Emerson who thought of it as a metaphor-The actual concrete institution of slavery has to be wrong for the metaphor makes sense, which Emerson never really addresses he deals more with the abstract-Douglass is an activist over a philosophical purpose like Poe and Emerson-writes the book to challenge slavery “You have seen how a man was made a slave. You shall see how a slave was made a man”-idea of individual self reliance is alive and well in Douglass just like in Emerson.-Douglass challenges his owner and defeats him-details of the violence of slavery may not work to help incite uprising against slavery. Instead he tries to show the emotional effect these events had on him....
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- Fall '11
- Sociology, Individual self reliance, -an Antebellum writer, -America House Divided