Chat with us, powered by LiveChat Read Both Douglass “Learning to Read and Write” and Rodriguez “The Lonely, Good Company of Books.” Write 1 page – 275-300 words – on one of the articles. What is the argument of the article and how well does the author support and prove it? What is the m | excelpaper.org/
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Read Both Douglass “Learning to Read and Write” and Rodriguez “The Lonely, Good Company of Books.”

Write 1 page – 275-300 words – on one of the articles. What is the argument of the article and how well does the author support and prove it? What is the most interesting part of the article and why?

note : use both articles to complete the response . don’t use any other sources 

Learning
to
Read
and
Write
by
Frederick
Douglass


 
 
 

I
 lived
 in
 Master
 Hugh’s
 family
 about
 seven
 years.
 During
 this
 time,
 I
 succeeded
 in

learning
 to
 read
 and
write.
 In
 accomplishing
 this,
 I
was
 compelled
 to
 resort
 to
 various

stratagems.
I
had
no
regular
teacher.
My
mistress,
who
had
kindly
commenced
to
instruct

me,
had,
in
compliance
with
the
advice
and
direction
of
her
husband,
not
only
ceased
to

instruct,
 but
 had
 set
 her
 face
 against
 my
 being
 instructed
 by
 anyone
 else.
 It
 is
 due,

however,
 to
my
mistress
 to
 say
 of
 her,
 that
 she
did
not
 adopt
 this
 course
 of
 treatment

immediately.
She
at
first
lacked
the
depravity
indispensable
to
shutting
me
up
in
mental

darkness.
 It
 was
 at
 least
 necessary
 for
 her
 to
 have
 some
 training
 in
 the
 exercise
 of

irresponsible
 power,
 to
make
 her
 equal
 to
 the
 task
 of
 treating
me
 as
 though
 I
 were
 a

brute.





My
mistress
was,
as
I
have
said,
a
kind
and
tender‐hearted
woman;
and
in
the
simplicity

of
 her
 soul
 she
 commenced,
 when
 I
 first
 went
 to
 live
 with
 her,
 to
 treat
 me
 as
 she

supposed
 one
 human
 being
 ought
 to
 treat
 another.
 In
 entering
 upon
 the
 duties
 of
 a

slaveholder,
 she
did
not
 seem
to
perceive
 that
 I
 sustained
 to
her
 the
 relation
of
a
mere

chattel,
 and
 that
 for
 her
 to
 treat
 me
 as
 a
 human
 being
 was
 not
 only
 wrong,
 but

dangerously
so.
Slavery
proved
as
injurious
to
her
as
it
did
to
me.
When
I
went
there,
she

was
 a
 pious,
 warm,
 and
 tender‐hearted
 woman.
 There
 was
 no
 sorrow
 or
 suffering
 for

which
 she
 had
 not
 a
 tear.
 She
 had
 bread
 for
 the
 hungry,
 clothes
 for
 the
 naked,
 and

comfort
for
every
mourner
that
came
within
her
reach.
Slavery
soon
proved
its
ability
to

divest
her
of
these
heavenly
qualities.
Under
its
influence,
the
tender
heart
became
stone,

and
the
lamb‐Iike
disposition
gave
way
to
one
of
tiger‐like
fierce‐
ness.
The
first
step
in

her
downward
course
was
in
her
ceasing
to
instruct
me.
She
now
commenced
to
practice

her
husband’s
precepts.
She
finally
became
even
more
violent
in
her
opposition
than
her

husband
himself.
She
was
not
satisfied
with
simply
doing
as
well
as
he
had
commanded;

she
seemed
anxious
to
do
better.
Nothing
seemed
to
make
her
more
angry
than
to
see
me

with
a
newspaper.
She
seemed
to
think
that
here
lay
the
danger.
I
have
had
her
rush
at

me
with
a
face
made
all
up
of
 fury,
and
snatch
from
me
a
newspaper,
 in
a
manner
that

fully
 revealed
 her
 apprehension.
 She
 was
 an
 apt
 woman;
 and
 a
 little
 experience
 soon

demonstrated,
 to
 her
 satisfaction,
 that
 education
 and
 slavery
 were
 incompatible
 with

each
other.





From
this
time
I
was
most
narrowly
watched.
If
I
was
in
a
separate
room
any
considerable

length
of
time,
I
was
sure
to
be
suspected
of
having
a
book,
and
was
at
once
called
to
give

an
 account
 of
 myself.
 All
 this,
 however,
 was


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