Douglass’s Narrative

Read the novel “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” briefly attending how it is written and making a case for why the “hows” of the writing matter. Attending to word choice, sentence structure,
punctuation, and imagery or metaphor. In this novel, Douglass is furthering both political and personal goals. The political is to make the case for his readers to support the abolitionist movement, and
the person is to create for himself and his readers who Frederick Douglass is in other words, he is creating himself, his identity, through his writing. Your task, then is to connect the hows of your passage to those
goals. In your passage does he further one goal, or both goals? Or maybe does he further one goal while undermining another goal? The answers to those questions will lead you to an agreement for the paper. (Will
be analyzing/using a small portion of the text to support an argument, starting with the paragraph that beings on page 48 with the sentence, ‘The slaves selected to go to the Great House Farm, for the monthly allowance
for themselves and their fellow-slaves, were peculiarly enthusiastic”. From here will continue to use the next pages and ending on page 51 that ends with the sentence ,” The singing of a man cast away upon a desolate island might be as appropriately considered as evidence of contentment and happiness as the singing of a slave, the songs of the one sand of the other are prompted by the same emotion”.




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