Similarities Between Frederick Douglass And Harriet Jacobs
The institution of slavery was one of the fundaments from which the United States of America evolved. The injustice that was occurring throughout the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries led many authors to dedicate there works to this period of time. Among the most influential of those authors were African Americans, that were born into slavery: Frederic Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. The two authors depicted there life stories in its biographies. Their narratives were able to attract attention and point out on the savagery of slavery.
Frederick Douglas and Harriet Jacobs wrote in a similar way, by sharing there compelling stories that consisted of many hardships and obstacles. ‘Incidents in the life of a slave girl’ by Jacobs and ‘Narrative of the life’ by Douglass are memoirs that introduces some of the aspects of there personal life and the effect of slavery on it. Both authors were striving to acquire freedom and were opposing the concept of slavery as a whole. Yet, Douglas and Jacobs's works differ in the targeted audience, approach, and narratives that are based on …show more content…
Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs are imperative figures in African-American literature. Both of the books serve as monuments of the struggles both of them had experienced. Later on, the books and essays that were in «slave narrative» genre, that Douglass and Jacobs initiated, will influence the future generation that would be on the front line of the abolitionist movement. Frederick Douglass finished his book by stating ‘Sincerely and earnestly hoping that this little book may do something toward throwing light on the American slave system, and hastening the glad day of deliverance to the millions of my brethren in bonds’ (Douglas) … and it certainly