Frederick Douglass Story

Frederick Douglass Story

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  • In a dark area of the Auld’s house Mr. Auld pulled Mrs. Auld aside and talked to her about what she was doing. Unlike Mrs. Auld Mr. Auld has own a slave so he knew that you couldn’t teach a slave to read. Mrs. Auld was confused, she didn’t know what he was talking about, all she can get out was a,”Why?” Mr. Auld then replied with,” Why?!?!, what do you think? Teaching a slave to read will cause them to be filled with anger and frustration! They will want to be free and we can’t have that! We own them so why would be treating them so kindly? Frederick Douglass belong to us so we can treat him anyway we want. I understand that you’ve never owned a slave but I have and you can do anything you want to them. I’m sorry, I know this is a lot to take in but you can’t be teaching him to read. Ok?”     Mrs. Auld was speechless. All she could do was nod her head. She thought about it for a while and decided to take his advice.  
  • After everything that Mrs. Auld did, after how nice she's been to poor Frederick Douglass she turned to the dark side. Mrs. Auld was soon corrupted and realized how much power she had. Frederick knew this was going to happen sooner or later, he was just hoping it would be later. His hope has now drowned in a pool of mean slave owners. He had nowhere to go, and no say in anything. He was stuck!  Mrs. Auld started to get meaner and meaner every time she saw Frederick. For example, one rainy day Douglass came in late from his erron, Mrs. Auld was furious. She was so mad, when he walked through the door she hit him so hard he almost passed out. She soon became worse than her husband. Mrs. Auld became very violent and scary.
  • Mrs. Auld turned from a nice, angel-like person into a mean, cruel, devi- like slave owner. He kept going over these questions in head; What had happened? Why would they tease him like that, give him hope and then rip it away like it was nothing? But most importantly, what had changed her? She acts like she hasn't treated Frederick nicely before, like everything she did that was nice to Frederick was a joke. Because of Mrs. Auld’s ugliness and cruelty Frederick wanted to hurt himself very badly. He didn't want to live in the Auld’s house anymore, but he couldn't leave. There was only one way out, but luckily he didn't refer to that. Frederick Douglass, a poor unfortunate soul stayed and battled out the Auld’s. He soon left the Auld’s and was finally free from the nice women who soon turned out to be an ugly, cruel, nasty slave owner.
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