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An Analysis of the Character of Frederick Douglass in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass Character Sketch Final Draft Frederick Douglass personality is shown in a few different ways in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass His book was an in-depth look into the life of a slave in the mid 1800s It helped people get a better view of how slaves were treated on gave fuel to the Abolitionist fire Frederick Douglass Narrative was a first person historical account of slavery Since it is an account written by him it helps us today to see slavery without exaggeration or Government re-written history books This book is also a documentation of Douglass life So it gives us a good look at Douglass thoughts feeling and personality Frederick Douglass character is comprised mainly of his independence his perseverance and his intelligence Throughout the book Frederick Douglass shows himself to be independent Young Frederick took it upon himself to learn how to read Even though he received help from the local childrens books he really did the teaching himself which is something that he couldnt do unless he had independence When Douglass got into the fight at the docks he took on the whole group alone Had he gotten the help of other slaves there he might not have been hurt so horribly The book of course leads to his literal independence his escape from slavery Douglass whole life leads up to his escape from he day he learns to read until the fight with Mr Covey Throughout his life Douglass acted independently but it was his perseverance that was a big factor in his escape Perseverance was another one of Douglass good character building qualities Even as he was independently learning to read he had to persevere to make sure that he actually did Since he could only get lessons during his free time it took him awhile to learn to read so if he hadnt persevered throughout this period he never would have learned
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