Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 begins with Douglass living in St. Michael's, where he has just been taken to live by his latest new master, Thomas. Douglass indicates that he had been old enough to remember dates at this point in his life, because he's able to identify that he moved to St. Michael's in March 1832. Although Master Thomas had lived with Douglass when they were together on the old master's plantation, it had been over seven years since then, and they were now like strangers to each other. Douglass soon found that Master Thomas and his wife had turned into mean and cruel people over the years.

At this point in his life, Douglass begins to experience something new - extreme hunger. He reflects that he had times when he was hungry back at the old master's plantation, but now the hunger was ten times worse because he had gotten...

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