can anyone help me out with this?? I'll have the exam this week!!!!what is the significant of Douglass fight with Edward Covey? There are also some of the questions that I was trying to find out....

can anyone help me out with this?? I'll have the exam this week!!!!

what is the significant of Douglass fight with Edward Covey?

There are also some of the questions that I was trying to find out.

1) In the same narrative story (Frederick Douglass), what is it means when Douglass stated "However long I might remain a slave inform, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact?" truly means????

2) How does racism affect the victims? ( with lots of logical explanations.)

3) By comparing the two "Narrative life of Olaudah Equiano" and "Narrative life of Frederick Douglass" with of these will u choose to be the most persuasive and why? (Give reasons and examples)

Thank u(:

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shake99 | Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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One of the interesting things Douglass does in his book is show that racism not only affects its victims, but also the perpetrators. For example, Mrs. Auld is a very kind person when Douglass first becomes their slave, but the experience of owning Douglass changes her into a hard-hearted woman.
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In answer to your last question, I think that Douglas is the more persuasive.  The man had an intelligence and a dignity even while he was a slave.  He also had a determination to become more.  My favorite part is when he apostrophizes to the ships, comparing their chains to his.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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For your first question, what it means is that Douglass no longer felt like a slave.  He now felt like he was as good as anyone else and deserved freedom.  He was still a slave, but he no longer had the sort of attitude that makes a person a slave in their own mind as well as in legal terms.

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