Final Exam Question Fredrick Or Harriet

I’m trying to study for my Literature course and I need some help to understand this question.

Must follow the attached paragraph plan. Cited in MLA format.

Which one of these two African American authors, Frederick Douglass, in Narrative of the Life, or Harriet Jacobs, in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, most clearly, most definitively, most movingly portrays the experience of a former slave? It is up to you to decide, so please defend your answer well.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23/23-h/23-h.htm – Link to Fedrick Douglas Narrative of the life

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/11030/pg11030-images.html – Link toHarriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Explain your answer in detail and use specific examples from the text. Remember: to cite and reference any sources that you may use, including the primary text itself. Use MLA formatting and standards.

Notes from the professor on what he is looking for in the writing:

–Use the words of the question in your response. –Use your mind, not your feelings. –If the question has a quotation, focus on it. –If the question does not a quotation, find an appropriate one and focus on it. –Always, always stay focused and stay textual. Finally, while I encourage you to use outside sources, I want you to document them properly. Do not just cut and paste material without proper attribution. Please use the MLA handbook as a guide.

Also if you could pull one or two two quotes from the story itself and another one or two quotes from other sources. That would be fantastic!

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