Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave By Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave is actually an autobiography which purely condemns the slavery and civil wars and encourages civil rights of the people of the United States. This is an autobiography written by an American Slave, even, Mr. Frederick Douglass who dreamt to abolish the slavery-system in America. Frederick Douglass was born in the year 1845, in the United States.

This very life history has 11 chapters in it. All the chapters show the dealings took place in his life. He mentions that the sentiment of slavery arose in the minds of people because of religion. Mainly, the Judeo- Christian and Islamizes’ differences led to the differences.

The autobiography was appreciated by almost all the populace of the world. A literary critic and a reviewer told that she had never read such a great autobiography, with simple but sound doctrine. She was Margaret Fuller. Her opinion on the book was that it was the best one; yea, better than any autobiography. But few critics, who believed in the utmost criticism of Douglass like his own master Thompson, questioned how he wrote the autobiography when he was a Negro and unlearned. He pointed out all the awkward aspects of his autobiography and brought few negative thoughts to the minds of people. However, the attempt made by him was luckily unsuccessful as it was filled with envy and anger. But Margaret had opposed with Thompson’s arguments that he was wrong about Douglass. She said, “What if he be an illiterate slave? What if he be not educated? His book became an inspirational quote to the American slaves. Therefore were the moment of Abolition taken place in America which ultimately brought the level of Negro- slavery to nought.” Was Fuller not right in this context? She even told that the inward complexion is much important than the outward one. She strictly takes in hand that Americans were only white in complexion but not in the deep depths of their hearts.

The fame of the book was so great that within four months after its publication, more than five thousand copies were sold! If there is no color discrimination and bonded-slavery in the world, it is because of the Autobiography of Frederick Douglass.


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