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The Life of Frederick Douglass

             The pain that can't be seen or touched. The pain that started five years ago, when I arrived to New York City. It started when I was disable to express my feeling and my needs with words , because simply I didn't know how speak English. That obstruct was like a cage that banned me from flying in the sky. Not knowing how to speak made me feel less, and killed my freedom. The freedom, that can't be visible but can be perceived by our souls. Every morning, when I open my eyes, I remember that "pain is temporary. It may last for a minute or a year but eventually it will subside."( Armstrong, 2006). And that's what simply Fredrick Douglass did. Douglass used to wake up every day believing that pain will leave one day , but with his willpower. Frederick Douglass believed that in himself, he took an advantage of every opportunity since he was a kid. Douglass was born into harsh times which gave him a feeling of courage to become this influential man and to create many new changes that still play as an important role in our daily lives. In 1818, Fredrick was separated from his mother while being born only for 5 weeks; he was raised by his grandparents who also gave a huge support to Douglass when he was a kid. Well, most of us begin to face obstacles in our teen age life. However, Douglass at the age of six began to work in large plantations when his grandparents abandon his to his master. They never told him that they were never coming back, Douglass began to take responsibilities of himself in such a young age. Luckily, at the age of 8, he was sent to Baltimore to live with Hugh and Sophia Auld, who were a part of his old master's family. His new mistress started teaching him the alphabets.However, sadly after her husband knew that she was teaching Frederick how to read, he forbade her from this action; due to the fact that it was flagitious to teach slaves how to read. His concern about how to read and write was so strong that he began to give up his food in exchange for lessons in reading and writing.

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