Dehumanization

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Dehumanization of Slaves And What It Is To Be Human By stripping slaves of their human qualities, slave owners dehumanized their slaves. Being a human means to have emotions and to have control on how you feel and what you feel about it. The ability to make decisions on our own is also an important trait humans have. Frederick Douglass was a slave in the 1800’s and achieved freedom to which he is able to explain what slaves went through and how they were treated. Slaves were forced to work for white men on plantations, and were given little or no food, clothes, and/or shelter to live in. These slaves also never had the chance to learn to read, write, or anything to that degree. Inside, humans possess the power to feel or to have emotions. Certain things in life strike emotions and caus Continue...


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In this book, The Narrative of The Life ofFrederick Douglass, Frederick witnesses his aunt being strung up half naked by her hands andwhipped senseless by her master. The only feeling is fear that this woman may have. Mothers didnot get to keep their children with them if the slave owner decided that they wanted to sell, trade,or give the slave over to someone else. FrederickDouglass was one slave who was not liek that and took his life into his own hands. He made a path for more slaves to getout of the life they were living and to become an equal human. e sadness, anger, or any other feelings a human may have. The owners of theplantions, and masters did not give the slaves a chance to even breed on ther eown. Another qualityhumans possess is to sense the feelings in others. Whileslaves didn"tmt have the chance to have human feeleings, anything they did was for someone else. The clothing,food, and any other possesions slaves ahd were given to them by their owners. This quote shows the emotions that Frederick had for his ownflesh and blood and how it didn"tmt mean very much to him when his mother passed away. Slave owners controled the entire lives of slaves woring on plantaions.

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