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Frederick Douglass struggle for gaining his freedom in narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass , an American slave

Sari, Vanny Kartika (2003) Frederick Douglass struggle for gaining his freedom in narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass , an American slave. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

I his thesis is a study of the gaining of freedom by Frederick Douglass, an American slave. In this study, the writer highlights the conflict and the idea of survival technique as revealed through the main character, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey that was changed into Frederick Douglass after he became a free man, as the major problem of the analysis. Frederick Douglass as a Mulatto with his white father as his master had to survive from slavery in Maryland, United States and worked as a free labours in the North-eastern States till 1841. He got to New York, on the third day of September 1838, left his chains and succeeded in reaching New York without the slightest interruption of any kind. But he finally found out that it was easier to escape from slavery than from its impact. The thesis writer uses literary theory that is characterization and conflict in analyzing the main character. The thesis writer also uses the theory of African-American survival techniques in Afro-American literature as the supporting theory to have background knowledge about African-American survival techniques. The thesis writer finds out that Frederick Douglass chooses Irony as his survival technique because Frederick Douglass is successful in making the oppressed one that is him become superior to the oppressor. The thesis writer uses library research and internet research in order to collect the data and uses the novel itself as the main source.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: american, literature, american, frederick, douglass, slave
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 21:07
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8282

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