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Compare And Contrast Essay

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Blerta Strikcani
Compare & Contrast
Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass both came from an African American back round but the time difference of these two men when they were brought to the world changed. Malcolm X had a rough life. His dad was mysteriously murdered and his mom was mentally ill and with no parent figure he got in to the street life. He got in to selling illegal substances and burglary. He was struggling financially as well. In 1946 Malcolm X age twenty at the time was sentenced to prison for 10 years for burglary. Both Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass had rough lives. Frederick Douglass born in the early 1800’s was born a slave for life. Even ...view middle of the document...

Frederick Douglass was monitored as well. Salves weren’t allowed to be educated so I was hard for him to sneak behind his masters to get ahold of books. Frederick first became somewhat educated by his mistress. Once the mistress was informed not to educate a slave it was up to Frederick to educated himself. Frederick took books for his masters and read them. His motivation for learning was when he came across to men and those two men told him to escape towards the north. From then on Frederick became more wise and smart. He later on tricked poor kids that went to school so that the poor kids will show him what they learned in school, teaching Frederick how to write. From the strategy that Frederick came up with he was able to fake a sailor’s pass towards the north and be free from slavery.
Once Malcolm and Frederick have become much more educated they saw how the world really is and the details of life and they’ve changed. In prison Malcolm began to study the teachings of Muhammad an Islam prophet and began to practice the religion of Islam faithfully. From reading and being more educated Malcolm turned from a delinquent man to a humble Muslim speaker. He sees racism as evil and therefore believes that all white and black men should be separate. Frederick Douglass began to read a book called the “Columbian Orator” it was a book about a slave and his master and how the salve ran away three times but he was always retaken back to his master. It touched Frederick’s heart he felt for all slaves should be free. Sometimes he wanted to be killed or even kill himself because the books he read touched him so much that he has to be free or either dead. If it wasn’t’ for reading about slavery and the evils of it he wouldn’t have been free. Frederick’s education was for the best for himself and for other people because he later on becomes an abolitionist.
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