Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Douglass, Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

-What is Douglass’s goal/purpose for writing his book and telling his story?

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It is an autobiography of the author. He is obviously very literate and able to achieve goals seemingly incomprehensible for a slave. He wanted to tell his story. Perhaps as a cautionary tale for future generations or perhaps a record and personal catharsis.