Frederick Douglass Perspective Analysis

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In Frederick Douglass’s “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,” there are three main perspectives that could change the way you look at the story. In this essay, I will explain how you could go with three different perspectives, with logical and textbook evidence. The first about his happiness depleted because of education, the second, his paradox will cause him to find ways to overcome pain, and the third, he will indeed overcome is a paradoxical condition, using his new found understanding. First, this perspective is that Frederick should fully understand that his chances for happiness and freedom are indeed decreased because of his new found understanding, education, and insight. When you are forced to do work, and not really know what you are doing, and receiving food and shelter etc. for it may seem ok; but when you get an education, it could open up a whole new world, a very dark one. “Learning would spoil the best nigger in the world.”(P.78). Here his master shows how learning could help him understand why he’s there and ruin it for himself (the master) because he could try and tell the others and revolt, and know more about how bad his life is at the moment right now. This is how education…show more content…
However, he risks losing his dignity and even his life if he persists. The first step to overcoming pain is recognizing it, then you use different ways to overcome it or even cope with it as Frederick does during his life at very hard times. “I would feel at times that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing”(P.84). Again the first step to the pain that you have. “ no man I saw every man an enemy.”(P.144). He then uses this to his advantage, to watch out for himself instead of being naive, as he didn’t actually know about his slavery, making out for himself only working on his

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