This is a paper that is focusing on the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave. The paper also provides additional information to use in writing the assignment paper well.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave
Your essay should be formatted as follows: your essay should have an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Additionally, your essay must be 4 pages but no more than 4.5 pages, Double-Spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, MLA format. Lastly, your essay must have a cover page. If you are unfamiliar with MLA format or writing an essay, please Google it several examples will come up.
Please read the following chapters of the two narratives:
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave (Chaps. 1 – 10), AND
Incidents in The Life of A Slave Girl (chapters 1 -7). Both narratives are on Canvas in the module labeled “Additional Readings”.
After reading, the Narrative of Frederick Douglass (chapters1-10)and Harriet Jacobs please respond to all five of the following questions and be sure to keep your answers in essay format.
When analyzing black history, historians often focus on the psychological effects of slavery and racism on black people. But, what do the narratives of Jacobs and Douglass reveal about the negative psychological transformation of their white oppressors, give analysis to both authors’ observations?
Frederick Douglass notes his mental evolution of going from a boy to a slave and then from a slave to a man. Give analysis to his process of enslavement and freedom, noting specifically when he became a slave and when he gained freedom?
What does Jacobs mean when she notes, “the sad epoch of her life” at the age of 15? Use the author’s emotional tone to analyze three factors contributing to this period of sadness?
Describe the gendered difference in the master-slave relationship Jacobs had with her mistress as an attractive female house slave and that of Frederick Douglass and his mistress. What are two similarities and what are two major differences?
What three things about each narrative shook you emotionally and why?