Frederick Douglass Dehumanizing

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In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass suggests how deeply traumatic experiences can negatively affect someone. Obviously since he was a slave, many people like him were not treated as equals. He uses strong diction and anecdotes to relate his story to his audience. Douglass uses the word “dehumanizing” to describe slavery and what it was like for the slaves to feel less than equal (8, Douglass). This negative word is bringing together the nature of slavery and the racial injustice black people experience. “Dehumanizing” creates meaning because it is obviously negative in connotation and denotation and so was slavery. People were taken from their homes and brought to America so they could be subjected to torture and
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