Deprivation in Frederick Douglass’ “The Heroic Slave”


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Deprivation in Frederick Douglass' "The Heroic Slave"
The ensuing paper discusses the text, The Heroic Slave, by Frederick Douglass. As we shall see, there are many different interpretations of the heroic slave – with scholars ranging from a view that holds that the narrative is about proto-environmentalism to proto-trans-nationalism – but the one that appears to resonate the most is that this is a book that really captures Douglass’ own distaste for the empty and lazy and ineffectual conciliation and non-violence approach to demanding rights for African-Americans that many favoured even in his own time; Douglass believed that a people deprived of basic rights are sometimes called upon to use violence to get what is rightly theirs to have....
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.....etending that being an amiable friend of the oppressor is the way to go.
Works Cited
Douglass, Frederick. The Heroic Slave. University of Virginia Library. 2011. 28 Apr. 2011"heroic slave"
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