Frederick Douglas is a determined slave who lives with his former master named Mr. Covey. Mr. Covey was there to change the emotions of slaves so they would turn into a pessimist. Frederick had just gotten sent to Mr. Freeland’s plantation. Mr. Freeland was less strict than Mr. Covey.”Hello, Frederick. I have some plants for you to care for in the back. Frederick walked to the large field while looking suspiciously and inspecting the plantation. “Welcome Frederick, my name is John.” “ Thank you for welcoming me with open arms. What is your opinion on this plantation?” John walks close to Frederick and whispers “You can’t get out of here.” Frederick looks at John in confusion and continues his work. Frederick notices that John seems a little more advanced than the others slaves. Frederick has always had a problem about being enslaved. Maybe he has found someone else who knows the truth.
A couple weeks after Douglas came to the plantation, he felt the need to share his knowledge to others. Douglas taught other slaves how to read at the Sabbath School. “We are really black people who have been enslaved by the white people who think they are superior than us. They get paid for beating us and whipping us. This is discrimination against our race as blacks. We originated from africa and they took our ancestors on ships called slave ships. We were shackled and chained down to the ground. Frederick looked at his students in disbelief. They understood what he was saying. His students were infuriated. Several weeks later Mr. Freeland and the slaveholders shut the school down. They didn’t want the slaves to know the truth about their origins.
Frederick was very pleased that his fellow slaves were becoming smarter and were seeking to learn more. This inspired him to attempt an escape. Frederick felt that he and his fellow slaves didn’t deserve to be trapped in the plantation. The wind pushed him, making Frederick almost fall back. He thought to himself, “ What if I got killed trying to escape.” He didn’t have time to think cruel thoughts about what could happen. Frederick regained confidence. It is if the collapsed bridge between knowledge and slavery and been rebuilt.