Throughout the book, The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass: An American Slave, Fredrick Douglass, the protagonist and also the narrator, exhibits many desirable characteristics. Fredrick Douglass used his optimistic attitude to help him fight through many tough times including the era of slavery and while he was struggling to get an education. Douglass’s perseverance and determination allowed him to get an education and gave him the opportunity to become an established public speaker and also an active abolitionist. Without his strong work ethic, his desire for learning, and his passion for abolishing slavery Douglass would not have had the drive that he had to push himself through the difficult times.
I can relate to Frederick Douglass in many ways. As a student I am pushing myself to work hard in each of my classes so that I can graduate high school and go on to get a college education. As a child in my home I also have responsibilities like Douglass had, and a good work ethic in necessary. .As an athlete I need to work hard and fight for a spot in the game and on the team. I always need to work hard or I could lose my position. Fredrick Douglass used work ethic to provide for himself, and he always fought, he fought for what was right, and he fought and struggled for an education, but he never stopped fighting because the goal was worth the fight. Applying Douglass’s work ethic, desire for learning, and passion can help in lives of many young adults, I know that by applying these traits to my life I work harder and feel more accomplished.