In English class we are reading Frederick Douglass. Frederick was a slave but became free. He then wrote a book about his life as a slave and how he…

In English class we are reading Frederick Douglass. Frederick was a slave but became free. He then wrote a book about his life as a slave and how he became free. In class we have discussions about the section we read the night before. The discussions we usually have get really deep. One day we talked about Knowledge vs. Ignorance. It relates to the text because Douglass learned to read and write then discovered that he envied those who didn’t. People who didn’t have a lot of knowledge don’t know what is wrong and what is right. Whites didn’t want slaves to learn because they didn’t want them to know anything especially figuring out how to escape. Ignorance is sometimes better in some cases. What you don’t know can’t hurt you. You have no responsibilities or worries when you don’t know something. Ignorance can also be a bad thing because of the way some people act. People’s actions can make them look ignorant. They make fun of other people or talk like they know things when they really don’t. That isn’t right.   On the other hand knowledge is good to have. In the case of slavery it’s better to know that it is really bad. We now know that if anything leads to slavery again we can stop it. We have the power to stop the start of slavery again. You also know what is right and what is wrong. You can have a bigger view and idea on the world. Knowledge is great to have but if you start to brag about it is not right. What are your views on Knowledge and Ignorance?   – Tatiana