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The narrative life of frederick douglas


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The narrative life of frederick douglas

  1. 1. The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglas By: Angela Rosales, Melissa De Los Santos, Nelson Gomez, and Eric Cuevas
  2. 2. How did Mrs. Auld change? Why did she Change?• Mrs. Auld changes from kind behavior to cruelty• Her change came from exposure slavery
  3. 3. Original occupation coincidental metaphor?• Mrs. Auld was a weaver by trade• She was at the level of a slave before her marriage to Mr. Auld.
  4. 4. Douglass on his way to freedom• Education is the path to freedom• In order to achieve freedom Douglass demonstrates that you must work and give forth the best effort in you in order to get where you want to be.
  5. 5. Is the power of learning still persuasive today?• Yes the power of learning are still persuasive today.• Education= High Paying Job
  6. 6. Is education a key to achieving justice?• Yes education is the key that leads to opening the lock of justice.
  7. 7. Does all the oppressed feel that education is key to freedom?• Some believe there are other routes that will bring them to freedom.• Most do believe that education will bring them freedom
  8. 8. Why is Douglass disturbed over his grandmother?• Douglass becomes disturbed because she is meant to die alone.• Douglass grandmother nurtured the slaveholder as her own children• When she became of old age she was sent to the woods and abandoned.• He wanted her to be surrounded by her children or grand children.• “Instead of the voices if her children, she hears by day the moan of the dove…. All is gloom. The grave is at the door.”
  9. 9. Changes in the Slaveholders• A few of the slaveholders such as Mr. Thomas Hamilton, were cruel men.• The slaves barely had enough to eat• The slaveholders would beat their slaves close to death• Most of the slaveholders though, treated their slaves fairly.
  10. 10. Prevalent themes in chapters 6, 7, & 8• Dehumanization- for it is almost unpardonable offense to teach slaves to read in this Christian country.• Imagery- This bread I used to bestow upon the hungry little urchins , who in return, would give me that more valuable bread of knowledge.• Rhetorical Device- had given me the inch, and no precaution could prevent me from taking the ell
  11. 11. The emotions of the chapters.• The chapters were rich with descriptions• Douglass depicted so vividly his journey through slavery.
  12. 12. Favorite Quote• “What he most dreaded, that I most desired. What he most loved, that I most hated. That which to him was great evil, to be carefully shunned, was to me a great good”• Douglass makes a comparison with his emotions towards slavery and his masters.
  13. 13. Lessons to be Learned• Douglass notes that the new mixed race of slaves would create a contradiction between the slave laws in America.
  14. 14. Works Cited• Jacobus, Lee. A World Of Ideas(Essential Readings For College Writers). Print• http://0-
  15. 15. Reading Experience