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The transition of Frederick Douglass to become a free man

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The transition of Frederick Douglass to become a free man
Frederick Douglass is a former slave and a renowned orator especially during the times of
the abolition campaign .It is ridiculous that Douglass does not know the date of his birth.
Although his mother passed on when he was 7 years old, he ought to know date of birth. His
youthful period is full of slavery of his own people. For instance, he witnesses his aunt, Hesler
being whipped, which depicts the cruelty of the slave masters during this period. The other vital
aspect is that it was fatal for the slaves to defend truth given that the slave masters were cruel and
brutal dictators (Gates and Nellie, 385).In this regard, the slave masters used threat and violence
to implement their slavery agenda. Literacy was the only secret which was hidden from the
slaves. The ability to read and write was crucial in the understanding of the various
communications of the slave masters. However, the masters endeavored to keep the slaves
ignorant of literacy in order to manage to enslave and manage them in better way. This helped
Douglass understand the whole idea of slavery after he got moved to Baltimore, and the ways of
escaping further enslavement. A slave was considered to be as good as an animal, which implies
that there was no incentive they were given for their good work in slavery. Douglass faced
tribulation in the hands of many masters including Mr. Hugh, Thomas Auld, and Mr. Covey.
However, all the slave masters never treated their slaves in a similar manner.
This is because unlike the rest of Douglass’s masters, Mr. Covey fed Douglass well
although he was known to be a cruel dictator. The experience of the slaves was cruel partly

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