Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself Essay | Slave Narratives

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Summary: The Classic Slave Narratives, which is a collection of the most famous slave narratives of all time. The Classic Slave Narratives give a fascinating, yet horrifying, account of the lives of four different slaves: Olaudah Equiano, Mary Prince, Fredrick Douglass, and Linda Brent.
The Classic Slave Narratives give a fascinating, not to mention horrifying, account of the lives of four different slaves: Olaudah Equiano, Mary Prince, Fredrick Douglass, and Linda Brent. These slave narratives tell of four African Americans, who went through very troubling times. The lives of these slaves are all similar in one way or another, but are also very different and unique. These accounts help people to realize what the slaves went through, and how hard life actually was for them.

Olaudah Equiano was the only African American of the four that was actually born free. One day while playing with his sister, they both were kidnapped, and separated. He was eventually brought onto a slave ship, and sold to a captain. I think that Olaudah being free before he was a slave helped him in obtaining his freedom. Because he was originally a free man, he knew...

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