Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Questions and Answers
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What are the benefits and disadvantages that come with education? related to Frederick Douglss' book "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" in which he writes "anything, no matter what,to get rid of thinking!"

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The answer is the same for both advantages and disadvantages. To gain knowledge is a double-edged sword for Douglass. While education is a source of empowerment for him, it also gives him a sense of futility. Slavery limits his ability to use his knowledge-slave owners sought to keep their slaves uneducated. Douglass had to educate himself using trickery and stealth, while not letting his owners become aware that he was capable of knowing his plight.

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