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The first thing came to my mind after reading Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass an American Slave was how lucky and blessed I am to have the freedom without having to fight for it As a foreigner I only had a little knowledge on African American enslavement However Douglass well explained not only his but also other slaves sorrow and sadness in a short length autobiography I was crying and shouting with the joy of utterance even though what he has described in the book cannot nearly depict everything he went through I truly admire his courage determination and wisdom When he was moved to Baltimore he strongly pursued his education which becomes the strongest tool for him he explains Baltimore laid the foundation and opened the gateway to al my subsequent prosperityp39 Even though he encounters many hardships wish of most masters to keep their slaves thus ignorant in educating himself he wisely learns to write and read from children and his work p15 He was brave and strongly determined to continue his studying because he knew that knowledge could help him get his freedom which he never had For instance he was able to write his own pass when he first tried to escape with his fellow slaves while he was working under Mr Freeland Douglass was wise enough to benefit from both up and down times during his slave years He took the chance and got educated while he was in Baltimore Then when he was sent to cruel overseer Mr Covey he stood strong and recalled the departed self-confidence and inspired himself again with a determination to be free p72 Douglass reminded me of the value of freedom when he fought against Mr Covey knowing that he could get killed doing so Because he was wise and brave he was able to free himself on September 3 1838 I was very excited however thought of other numerous
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