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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Sla

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Nick Cooper

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Sla

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Frederick Douglass was born a slave on a plantation in Maryland, teaching himself to read and write. in 1845 many years after escaping to the north Frederick published this very novel.
Frederick Douglass
External Conflict
Frederick Douglass was a skillful writer, newspaper editor, political activist, and spokesperson for african american rights. In that event he had to battle against racism and racist slurs because he was black.
Internal Conflict
Frederick Douglass had to struggle to teach himself to read, and educate himself. This helped him in his narrow escape to the free north.
In the south, the reason for being so vague is that Frederick was moved all around the south to work on plantations. The time spans from 1825 to 1841 although the story jumps from time to time.
The antagonist in the story is society, while Frederick was alive white society abused him even when he was free many white people hated him and the fact he was so educated and trying to win rights for blacks.
Book Cover
The climax of the story is when Frederick escapes to freedom.
The theme of the book is just to understand what slavery was like and what slaves went through.
I recommend this book to everyone, it's a great novel, and doesn't lose the readers attention.
First Line
" I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot country, Maryland. "
Narrative Hook
The narrative hook of the story is how did Frederick escape slavery? and how did he become so succesful?
Good Quotation
"My father was a white man."
This was just something interesting i found, the scarring from whip marks.
Vocabulary Word
Sloop: a single masted sailing vessel

Sentence: " ...He was able to keepin almost constant employment a large sloop in carrying them to market at Baltimore" (22).
significant event
A significant event in the story is when Frederick narrowly escapes to freedom, the detail told was amazing.
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