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    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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    1) Why is it that Douglass' actual escape does not get much detail?

    2) How does this effect the understanding of the story, versus if he had given much detail?

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    As you account for the little detail paid about the escape, I feel like it shows that it was not the final or physical act of escape that truly freed him; it was his own mind, not the escape act, that empowered him and propelled him toward freedom. What I mean is that his mind was never enslaved, just his physical body. Does that make sense? I feel like his book focuses more on how education was the true "escape" and that learning was his true "pathway from slavery to freedom" (p. ...

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    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave is discussed in terms of the escape plot element. Textual evidence is used to validate the claims.

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