Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

In lines 2-7, Douglass describes his purpose for writing. Describe this purpose in your own words

What happens to Douglass while he is fanning wheat (lines 14-20) ?

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This is the text from lines two through seven. This text does not state Douglass' purpose.

I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant. I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday. They seldom come nearer to it than planting-time, harvest-time, cherry-time, spring-time, or fall-time.


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass