The idea of providing education for slaves was highly immoral and a controversial idea for the white slave-owners, because without slaves, their revenues would shrink dramatically, and eventually, antislavery would occur. He shows the relationships between religion and slavery and education and freedom, one having an effect on the other to improve his….
There are no apparent laws that prohibit or limit opportunities for blacks in our society today, yet there is a sense that all things are not fair and equal. Before this event, Douglass had dedicated his life in the South educating other slaves because he believed that all men are equal, no matter what the slave-owners said.
In order to keep slavery as a stable institution, it was important for many of the slave owners in the text to make educating a slave something that could be punished.
He also notes that he feels every person has a right to know when he or she came into the world. Auld never again taught Douglass, again. Douglass described his mistress as "a woman of the kindest heart and finest feelings" Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, pg.
Unfortunately, these lessons did not last long, for Sophia Auld's husband discovered Sophia's intentions. I think this quotation means that a person has to be determined and focused, and the person has to push him- or herself to get things accomplished in life.