13. What trade did he learn, and how did this alter his status?- Douglass learned the trade of ship calking. He did his job so well, he was able to hire himself out and make top wages of $1.50 every day. Eventually, Master Hugh allows him to make all of his contracts and work his own hours. This gives him the responsibilities of a free man and a true taste of freedom. Chapter 111. What reasons does Douglass give for not describing more of his manner of escape? From his otherwritings, how in fact was this escape effected? - Douglass was worried about giving too much information that would inhibit other slaves from escaping. 2. What immediate considerations prompted Douglass to act? How did he plan to leave without arousing suspicion?- When Master Hugh takes away Douglass’s privilege to work for himself and keep some of his own money, Douglass realizes it is time for his escape. Douglass continued to work hard and obey Master Hugh with respect while making his escape plans to avoid arousing suspicion.3. What aspects of his escape does he especially remember?- Douglass especially remembers the events leading up to his escape.4. What parts does his intended wife play in these recollections?- Douglass’ intended wife joins him in New York and they are married. Although it is not mentioned, it can be assumed she helped him escape.5. How does he choose his new name? Why may he have found it fitting?- Mr. Johnson suggest Douglass because the character in the book he is reading is named Douglass. This was fitting because the character was a rebel and escaped execution, similar to Frederick.6. What aspects of New Bedford life surprised him? What difficulties followed him in the exercise of his work?- Douglass was surprised the folk in New Bedford got along so well and had so much wealth without slaves.7. What publication especially inspired Douglass? How did he commerce his career as an orator and writer?- William Lloyd Garrison’s anti slavery publication, the Liberator, inspired Douglass. He first spoke while attending an anti slavery convention. 8. What is the effect of the book's closure?- Douglass ends his narrative by letting the readers decide whether he was successful and devoted. Appendix:1. What clarification of his views about the relation of religion and slavery does Douglass provide in the appendix? - Douglass clarifies the difference between the Christianity of the Land and the Christianity of Jesus.
He clarifies that although he is a Christian, he would never support the cruel and unholy Christianity ofthis land. 2. What effect might it have had on religious readers? - Religious readers would be able to understand how Christianity should be practiced and how it was practiced during that time.3. Do you think the appendix provides a useful addition to the narrative of his life? - Yes because it allows Douglass to clarify or address anything that was not fully understood the first time. 4. As you think back on this book, what features of its content or rhetoric most impress you? - Douglass’s simple but powerful method to create suspense and climax impresses me the most.
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