Thursday, January 16, 2014

First Blog

Hello, my name is Mike Watkins and I am nineteen years old. I was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and lived there until I was 10 years old. I then moved to Mason, Ohio and lived there until I was 14. My final move was to Lewis Center, Ohio and this is where I currently live. I attend Olentangy High School all four years. During my time at Olentangy I played Football and Baseball. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and relaxing. I have pet dog named Ryle and I would consider her to be my best friend.

"I must go with him into another part of the woods, where there was a certain root, which, if I would take some of it with me, carrying it always on my right side, would render it impossible for Mr. Covey, or any other white man, to whip me." This quote was taken from the short story "Resurrection", where it takes you into the slave life of Fredrick Douglass. Overall I thought this was a very good story and it showed the hardships of slavery.The writing  was phenomenal and I would highly recommend reading . I thought the above quote was interesting because even after reading the story, I still wasn't entirely sure what this "root" actually was or symbolized. The root itselft appeared to give Fredrick Douglass the courage to stand up to Mr. Covey and fight for his dignity.

1 comment:

  1. Mike if you read the full autobiography it is full of what is called Southern folklore like that where roots, talismans and traditions are all throughout the story. It's great and glad you liked the essay!


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