Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) [NOOK Book]

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)

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Overview

Spark Publishing’s Literature Guides are celebrating their 5th Anniversary!  To celebrate this, we’re giving our TOP 50 a revamp by adding some exciting new features.

There will be sixteen pages devoted to writing a literary essay including:

  • Glossary of literary terms,
  • Step by step tutoring on how to write a literary essay
  • Feature on how not to plagiarized.


Each book will also include an A+ Essay; an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book, to show students how an essay should be written.
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Table of Contents

Context 1
Plot Overview 5
Character List 7
Analysis of Major Characters 11
Frederick Douglass 11
Sophia Auld 12
Edward Covey 13
Themes, Motifs & Symbols 15
Ignorance As a Tool of Slavery 15
Knowledge As the Path to Freedom 15
Slavery's Damaging Effect on Slaveholders 16
Slaveholding As a Perversion of Christianity 16
The Victimization of Female Slaves 17
The Treatment of Slaves As Property 17
Freedom in the City 18
White-Sailed Ships 18
Sandy's Root 18
The Columbian Orator 19
Summary & Analysis 21
Preface by William Lloyd Garrison & Letter from Wendell Phillips 21
Chapters I-II25
Chapters III-IV29
Chapters V-VI32
Chapters VII-VIII36
Chapters IX-X40
Chapter XI & Appendix49
Important Quotations Explained 53
Key Facts 59
Study Questions & Essay Topics 63
Review & Resources 67
Quiz 67
Suggestions for Further Reading 72
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Inspiring

    I had to read yhis book for summer reading and i loved it. I reccomend to anyone wondering how it was to be faced with impossible situations and overcome them with just the right mind set. Just great!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    Frederick Douglass was an amazing oralist and writer.

    Frederick Douglass was an amazing oralist and writer. In the 'Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass,' he brought this story to life. Every emotion that he felt, you feel. When slaves were killed by their overseers, his narration makes you feel as if you were right there with the same suspense and horror the other slaves felt. When he was a young boy and watched the barbaric beating of his aunt Hester, his details were so vivid. And, when he stated 'I was so terrified and horror-stricken at the sight, that I hid myself in a closet,' I wanted to be in that closet hiding with him. The articulation that he possesses is amazing. The fact that this story was written by a former slave, would allow you the impression that it would not be easy to decipher. This is not the case at all. His verbage was clear and easy to follow. This story was truly inspirational!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2005

    In case you din't know this about slavery...

    This book felt as cold water on my face. It made me aware of the profound impact of slavery in all the entities that were part of it. Slaves and masters became victims of the same pest. Through the chapters of this book we able to observe the mental deformation that slavery causes in slaveholders. Using very clear and full of emotions narrative, Frederick Douglas allow us to share, in some way, his journey towards freedom. Moreover, he also succeeds in communicating the greatness of his spirit, determination and faith. I truly recommend this book to everyone that wants to increase awareness in how we become blind to injustice and suffering.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Good sounding book

    Ftom what the revoews say im sure its a good book but it wont open on my nook =(

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Understand slavery as it was

    The most authentic look at past events is through the eyes of someone who lived it. Fredrick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland and illegally taught himself to read and write. He escaped and 20 years before the Civil War he wrote of his personal experiences in an attempt to open people's eyes and hearts to the plight of his brethern who were, literally, in chains.

    If you want to understand where we are now by seeing where we've come from, this clear, consise account of slavery is highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    This person stole my cover! Please be original. Its really tac

    This person stole my cover! Please be original. Its really tacky not to create your own content.
    Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Very informative - a must read!

    I found this account of Fredrick Douglas' life solid and thoroughly written. It should be required reading in all schools and a research guide for anyone seeking insight into, not only Mr. Douglas' life, but also what life was like for African American's at this time in American history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Suck

    Dont like it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Insightful

    Good reas

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Enlightening

    The detail of events was eye opening and theperils of what slaves went through was horrifying. A must read for Black History.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Won't open on my Nook

    This version won't open on my nook

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Interesting

    Fredrick Duglous was a great man & inpsiering peice of history he will alwaysbe remeberd no matter what

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Book?

    Hey how are you doing ehat is this book about? Could someone ez tell me thaks

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    AWESOME!!!!!

    I love the book even if your not a big history fan!!! Buy it now while its cheap and available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Love it

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    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Anoymus

    On my nook simple touch, this book won't open. :(

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    What a wonderful book about strength and courage. It truly depicts the issue of slavery. Anyone interested in or studying the issue of slavery this is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    This book helps s This book helps with my researcv This book helps with my school homework!

    Great resource!

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    Incredible book, inspiration and heart moving.

    This is probably one of the best books Ive ever read. I will never be the same. Read it and be changed.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    TNOP

    it was an excelent book!!!!! i loved it.

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