Orison Swett Marden (1848-1924) was an American writer who worked in the genre of inspirational prose writing about the ways to gain success in life. According to his philosophy of life, people can manage their lives as they create and transform the life around them themselves. Slavery is one of the most threatening events that took place in the history. But it is impossible to destroy the mind of a human that has a cosmic desire to live and stay free. The main idea and character of the story is Fred Douglass. The exact date of his birth is still not known but it is supposed to happen in February, 1817. Story retells of a slave with the feelings and possibilities of a man who gave the world one of the most notable examples of man's power over circumstances.