1. Frederick Douglass is very detailed in his description of Mr. Plummer. Why?
2. Why might a slave be willing to die rather than submit to a cruel master or overseer?
3. How does Douglass cope with the cold with only a shirt to wear? Answer this question and then record at least 3 other details in Chapters 3–5 about the living conditions during his childhood.
4. Why might a white person resort to violence quickly?
5. What is Douglass’s hope, and why does he have the hope?