This move is rather important for him because he believes that if he had not been moved, he would have remained a slave his entire life.
He even starts to have hope for a better life in the future. Sophia Auld, who begins as a very kind woman but eventually turns cruel.
It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period.
In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.
For some time, he lives with Master Thomas Auld who is particularly cruel, even after attending a Methodist camp. He is worked and beaten to exhaustion, which finally causes him to collapse one day while working in the fields.
Because of this, he is brutally beaten once more by Covey.
Douglass unites with his fiancée and begins working as his own master.
He attends an anti-slavery convention and eventually becomes a well-known orator and abolitionist.
Sophia Auld, who had turned cruel under the influence of slavery, feels pity for Douglass and tends to the wound at his left eye until he is healed.
At this point, Douglass is employed as a calker and receives wages, but is forced to give every cent to Master Auld in due time.