In narrative of the life of frederick douglass, what was the effect of douglass observing ship carpenters marking pieces of timber? a) it caused him to envy the men’s freedom. b) it him to learn about boat parts. c) it convinced him to try to run away. d) it inspired him to teach himself to write.
The correct answer is C: It convinced him to try to run away. In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass's regular vision of powerful ships in the port puts him on the telephone and he feels sad for his miserable condition. The sight of the ships inspires him and he tries to look for freedom.
For Douglass, the boats symbolize freedom of movement and control over one's destiny.
The correct answer is D) It inspired him to teach himself to write.
In this part of Chapter 7 from "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Doulass", Douglass observed how the carpenters wrote a letter on each piece of timber they made depending on which part of the ship it was intended for. If the piee was intended for the lardboard side, they would mark it with an "L"; if it was intended for the starboard side, it would be marked with an "S".
After Douglass discovered this pattern, he started copying them and was able to make four letters named and came up with a plan to learn lessons from boys who knew how to read and write, and Douglass used the board fence and the pavement as a copy-book.
In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the effect of Captain Anthony dying without a will was that Douglass was subjected to “valuation.” since Captain Anthony was Fredericks master.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass consists on eleven chapters that retell Douglass's life as a slave and his desire to be a free man.
It made him feel degraded and disgusted with slavery.
In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass after the death of Frederick's master, the master's property was to be divided between his two children. Therefore all the property were gathered to be valued, and Frederick together with his fellow slaves being considered "property", they were gathered to undergo the valuation too.
Being ranked among pigs and horses, and being subjected to the same thorough examination during the valuation made Frederick feel degraded, he saw how dispensable and utterly without free will the slaves are. That made him feel increasingly disgusted with his slave status.
Since Captain Anthony was Fredericks master, he was subjected to "valuation" (to be sold to other slaveholders.)
The answer is B. Douglass was subjected to "valuation"