TheNarrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass
FrederickDouglass was born either in 1817 or 1818 in a slavery family. Heseparated with his mother, Harriet Bailey, while he was still young.Fredrick is the composer and the writer of the book “Narrative ofthe Life of Fredrick Douglass.” He wrote the book in 1845 whileslavery was still legal in United States. Basically, the book is hisautobiography. He narrates his life story since his birth to the timehe managed to escape from slavery. He was against slavery and hebelieved that if people were educated about its negativeconsequences, then, they would see the need for it to be abolished.
The“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” consists of elevenchapters that narrate the life of Douglass as a slave and hisambitions to gain freedom. Douglass begins by saying that he does notknow the real date of his birth. He estimates it to be 1818 or 1819.He also narrates the way he was separated with his mother at the ageof seven. He suggests that his father is a white master, CaptainAnthony. In addition, Douglass exposes the relationship betweenslaves and their masters, and how slaves opt to behave in thepresence of their masters.
Douglassalso narrates his life in Baltimore, Maryland. At this point, hemeets with Mrs. Sophia who teaches him to read and write, though, herhusband disapproves it. However, Douglass works hard until he learnsto read and write. In the meantime, he learns about the wordabolition, which motivates him to run away. In the meantime,Douglass master die, and his properties are divided between his twochildren. Slaves are grouped together with livestock which makesDouglass to hate slavery even much more. Towards the end of thenarration, Douglass manages to run away, and he later marries AnnaMurray, a free woman whom they met in Baltimore.