federick douglass by nayaleem (excerpt four was about......, another…
another detail on this excerpt Frederick Douglass was born in a slave cabin, in February, 1818, near the town of Easton, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Separated from his mother when only a few weeks old he was raised by his grandparents. At about the age of six, his grandmother took him to the plantation of his master and left him there.
these are some of his key succeses in life -
beileve in yourself
take advantage of every opportunity
use the power of spoken and written language
Douglass said, "What is possible for me is possible for you." By taking these keys and making them his own, Frederick Douglass created a life of honor, respect and success that he could never have dreamed of when still a boy on Colonel Lloyd's plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Douglass became a field hand, and experienced most of the horrifying conditions that plagued slaves during the 270 years of legalized slavery in America. But it was during this time that he had an encounter with the slavebreaker Edward Covey. Their fight ended in a draw, but the victory was Douglass', as his challenge to the slavebreaker restored his sense of self-worth.
another detail is that he had to wear raged clothes that wear hard crusty wool that was not comfortable to work in or move in
their yearly clothing consisted of two coarse linen shirts one pair of linen trousers like the shirts one jacket one pair of stockings one pair of shoes and to those who didnt get any of these items on time they had to pay the money they didnt have which was seven dollars and up . this shows how much the slaves are worth to their owners cus they
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i often found myself regretting my own existence and wishing myself dead and but the hope of being freed
i think federick thought that killing himself was the only way out of his misery because he was living miserably
he said it was either him killing himself or him getting killed
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while he was in the act of doing so i watched my chance and gave him a heavy kick close under the ribs
this shows that federick has no mercy or didnt have no mercy for his master cause his master was being bad at him
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he escaped and got caught
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he escaped with the fear of getting caught but with the help of others he managed to escape
once he escaped he told his family and friends to help the others that were still in slavery to get them out
he learned that their were other abolitionist that wanted to abolish slavery
the master got furious and started to beat him up
others were looking and staring at him because of the beating he got
he started to lose hope in himself and others
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