Content: Choose 3 of the following analysis questions, and give comprehensive answers that demonstrate your knowledge of the text (as many specific quotes and references as you can find), your ability to make a position with evidence, and your college level language skills.
Length: 250-300 words per answer. Strive for quality and meeting the objectives above: detailed knowledge of text, argumentative ability, and language skills.
Format: Please double space, size 12 font, one-inch margins. Number your answers, so it is clear which question you are addressing.
- Many critics claim that Frederick Douglass fabricated many parts of Narrative of a Slave. Identify some areas that could have been “untrue” and argue if the text is less credible, merited, and valid as a position against slavery.
- Examine Frederick Douglass’ philosophical perspective on freedom in different parts of the text from childhood to adulthood, from being broken to being free. Does it change? How and Why?
- Analyze the texts use of symbolism and how it enhances the narrative.
- Frederick Douglass is inspired and enlightened by reading and specific texts. What is the purpose of including the effects of education and reading in the narrative?
- How does Frederick Douglass use logical, emotion, and ethical appeals to persuade that slavery is wrong?
- Analyze the narrative arc of the text. What is the overall argumentative and narrative purpose of including the turning-point fight with Covey?
- What are the political and personal effects of Douglass’ publishing the book at that specific time?