Frederick Douglas a slave and he has been one all his life. He was born on a plantation and he only saw his mother about four times in his entire life. Even during his mother's death all slaves were mistreated. He wishes he could do somethings to put an end to slavery. He wants end his terrible life as a slave worker. One day Frederick Douglass left his plantation and almost starved to death in the forest. He had an aching pain his stomach and the cold sweat was dripping down his face and neck from the hot boiling sun. He was almost willing to die right there in the forest until he was approached by a man who was gracious, former slave. Douglass spoke with the man about his situation. He then generously helped took care of douglass by washing him and giving him food to eat. Douglass really appreciated how humane the man was to him. Before Douglass returned to the farm the man gave Douglass a root that would apparently protect him from ever getting beaten by Covey again. Douglass said his goodbyes to the man and left for the plantation where covey would be waiting with pure rage and his whip.
Fredrick Douglass wasn't very confident that the “magic” root would help him but he was willing to do anything to help put a stop to slavery. When he returned to the plantation,The other slaves were shocked at what happened next. Covey called Douglass up to the beating post forced Fredrick to do as he said…… but Douglass stood up for himself. Covey got angry at Douglass and began to fight him! Frederick started to fight Covey and the other slaves stood there shocked at what they were witnessing! The fight between a slave and a breaker is not common so the slaves were appalled to what they were spectating. They fought for a long time and Frederick and covey were both extremely tired. The fight was so intense from all of the yelling and blood so Douglass had an urge to quit and let covey win. But Douglass knew he was not going to give up that easily. He told himself he would not stop until he won…… and he did. Frederick Douglass beat Covey.
After Frederick fought Covey, Douglass recognized that he didn't have to be a slave any longer. He wanted to gain his freedom, help other slaves to freedom and he wanted to put in a great effort to end to slavery. Douglass wanted to transform his life wanted to live one full of freedom and hope. He was determined to find a way out of slavery and help other slaves find a sense of hope by explaining that one day they will be free.