test Frederick Douglas, a slave born in Tuckahoe Maryland, was half white and half black. His mother was a black woman and his father a white man....moretest Frederick Douglas, a slave born in Tuckahoe Maryland, was half white and half black. His mother was a black woman and his father a white man. Though he never knew his father, there was word that it was his master. Douglas wrote this narrative and I felt that it was very compelling. It really showed me the trials and tribulations that a black man went through during times of slavery. In his early years, Douglas lived on a farm where he watched many slaves receive harsh beatings and whippings. For example, one of his masters whipped his Aunt Hester because she was not there when he desired her presence. At the time she was in the company of another man, which was something that Colonel Lloyd, her master, told her not to do. As Douglas witnessed the whipping, he saw Lloyd take his aunt into the kitchen of the house and strip her naked. He then told her to cross her hands and as he tied them together and hung her on a hook, leaving her body totally open. Lloyd then began whipping her with a cow skin until she began to bleed. “I was so terrified and horror-stricken at the sight, that I hid myself in a closet, and dare not venture out till long after the bloody transaction was over”. As a result of witnessing many beatings such as this, Douglas was able to put much feeling and heart into his works. I felt as though this book was very touching. Frederick Douglass is a very famous man and i find it very amusing that he wrote a book about his own life. The things he had to go through such as the beatings and the mistreatment was unbearable. I wouldnt have been able to do it.I think that generations today are lucky that the world is the way it is because back then things were really bad. Frederick Douglass made a big difference. H eturned out a good well, educated man. Today people carry Frederick's legacy of believing and you can accopmlpish anything. He has become a role model of many young and old African Americans. I believe his legacy will continue.
"Of Mice and Men" was not really a good book. I got tired f reading. I thought it was really boring, it was pointless, and the action was no where to...more "Of Mice and Men" was not really a good book. I got tired f reading. I thought it was really boring, it was pointless, and the action was no where to be found. I thought it was really, really boring. A book about two guys that need each other. People need each other everyday! When it started and it talked about Lennie being menatally challenged, I thought "this book might be ok", but when i was reading, i just wanted to put the book down. The title really was it for me anyway, but it was an assignment so i had to do it. I'm am not really a reader anyway, so when i read something it has to be really interesting. This book was meaningless! i found no point in this "art work". I say this because there wasn't really anything going on. Ok, htere were little things with Curly's wife. Soon as she came around things were so wrong and messed up. She caused so much trouble, wow. The storyline was corny! Last but not least, there was no action. There parts in the book where Lennie "hurt" people. The part where he crushed Curly's hand and when he snapped Curly's wife's neck, but that is nothing major. Just as soon as i though something interesting was going to happen, it didn't. That's just like getting on a kiddie rollercoster. You think you are going to go up and drop really fast and scream with excitement, but instead its just rides in a circle all the way around. Its a "oh ok" instead of a "yaaaaayyyyyyyy!!" In conclusion, i despise "Of Mice and Men". it was one of the worst books i ever read. The movie was alright, but as for the book...its corny, its boring, and it was no action! people want to ban books for fantasy, they need to ban this one for being boring. It is cruel and unjust punishment and should not be read ANYWHERE!! (less)