Literature Autobiography and Self-discovery of an American Slave by Frederic Douglass
1)Autobiography and Self-discovery of an American Slave by Frederic Douglass
2)Analyze the tone of the autobiography (personal, subjective, distanced, etc.) and the narrator’s point of view (references to the distance between living and writing, between slavery and freedom). How does Douglass establish his perspective (through the use of digressions, quotations of other texts, references to the writing process and to the readers)
3)Explain some of Douglass’s reflections (digressions) on identity, slavery system, the effect of education on slaves, and hypocrisy and religion.
4)How were Douglass’s career and Autobiography essential to the cause of abolitionism?