Learning to Read and Write: The Story of Frederick | BartlebyFrederick Douglass was an African American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. In this excerpt, Frederick Douglass uses an empathic tone,…. His enslavers did not want him to get an education that could make him valuable because slavery and education were not consistent. Despite all the obstacles that were not easy, he did not stop his aspiration to learn how to read and write in order become a person of character. He tries to inform that education….
Learning to Read and Write by Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an African American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. In this excerpt, Frederick Douglass uses an empathic tone,. In the excerpt of Frederick Douglass Learning to Read and Write and in Malcolm X Learning to Read : both dealt with the oppression that the white race as brought to them. Douglass lists the ways which he learns how to read and write. He discusses.
The piece tells of the troubles and repercussions that reading and writing bestowed on Douglass. His sentences are very direct and to the point; it is not difficult to decipher what he is trying to say. These are fairly short sentences, each one getting straight to his point. Douglass does not include over-the-top imagery and descriptions, but he includes just enough to allow the reader to picture what he was experiencing. This description aligns with his direct and simple style, but offers enough information to allow the reader to picture what type of woman this mistress was. Douglass uses elevated diction throughout his essay, which surprised me, considering he was a former slave. These words help show just how educated Douglass truly was.