The Story of Frederick Douglass
Every story usually has two sides, that of the antagonist and the other side of the protagonist. In the book Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, the protagonist is the central character himself; Fredrick Douglass. He was born as a slave and grew up totally isolated from his parents, especially the mother, Harriet Bailey. Fredrick lived under his slave master, Colonel Lloyd, after being separated from his parents at birth. This separation from his immediate parents only left him with distant memories of his grandparents, Isaac and Betsey Bailey. While he didn`t manage to enjoy the warmth of a mother`s tender care and love, his grandmother managed to shower him with love and warmth in almost similar measure. He lived with the grand mum in her cabin for a while during his formative years.
His stay with the grand mother would be short-lived however, as he would come to realize. Shortly afterwards, Douglass was sent to live with the Old Master, thereby leaving the cabin, in which he lived with the grandmother. Not only was this devastating, it was also crushing for him, since his grandmother meant everything to him. He was now in a dilemma as to whether the Old Master would accord him the same kind of care that he received from the old lady. He also feared the treatment that he was going to get from the master, since he knew that he was the one responsible for the devastating outcome of separating him f...