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dc.contributor.authorMcAuley, Sean Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:14:53Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:14:53Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.othermcauley_sean_j_200505_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mcauley_sean_j_200505_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22447
dc.description.abstractIn his autobiography Life and Times, Frederick Douglass promotes logic, responsibility and moral accountability. By exonerating his former owners, however, Douglass contradicts these foundations, thereby creating an unresolved philosophical conflict between free-will and determinism. The conflict reveals an overarching struggle between Douglass’s consciously constructed rational identity and the unconscious emotional one. The source of the struggle is located in his desire for family. Finally, the combination of the two identities elevates the human quality of the text, thereby allowing Douglass to succeed in his mission to inspire his people.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectFrederick Douglass
dc.subjectLife and Times
dc.subjectLogic
dc.subjectResponsibility
dc.subjectMorality,Family
dc.subjectAuld
dc.subjectAutobiography
dc.subjectConflict
dc.subjectBinaries
dc.subjectEmotion
dc.subjectReason,Identity
dc.subjectConscious
dc.subjectUnconscious
dc.subjectConstruction
dc.subjectFree-will
dc.subjectDeterminism
dc.titleFrederick Douglass creates tension in life and times
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorR. Baxter Miller
dc.description.committeeR. Baxter Miller
dc.description.committeeKristin Boudreau
dc.description.committeeJonathan Evans


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