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Frederick Douglass the author of Life of Frederick Douglass expresses a degree of brutality among the slaves to display to an audience his dislike on slavery Douglass displayed this brutality through pathos to appeal to the abolitionists emotion to make them feel that slavery was essentially not fair for the slaves the slaves should be treated equally to them Douglass emphasis in his writing excluding himself apart from being a slave visual aspects to show the setting of slavery and how harsh it is to be enslaved and a sense of empathy to show how slavery should be eliminated In the book Life of Frederick Douglass Douglass excluded himself from the other slaves He saw himself higher than them because he was the only slave that knew how to read and write The advantage of his intelligence he excluded himself out from being a slave and when he describes something about the slaves he would say The Slaves A quote that reinforces this example is The slaves of all the other farms received their monthly allowance of food and their yearly clothing Their yearly clothing consisted of two coarse linen shirts of trousers for winter made of coarse Negro cloth one pair of stockings and one pair of shoes 23In this quote Douglass uses their a lot This shows that he doesnt want to be enslaved Using this pronoun it makes readers feel like he isnt even apart of slavery If Douglass did try to include himself he would have included we as the pronoun because that gives a sense of likeness with him and the slaves but he didnt do that because he doesnt declare himself as one Douglass gives a series of brutal beatings that the slaves have encountered The brutal beating appeals to the audience emotionally because the slaves are getting beaten for purposeless reasons One time it was Douglass getting beaten and he didnt take it well
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