Differences Between Narratives of Frederick Douglass and Olaudah Equiano
Although Olaudah Equiano’s autobiography The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.
This helped in the development of culture and literature, leading to the strong influence in literature, literacy and languages.These two writers relied on their faith in order for them to counter their hardships, reflected in the writings of both men, and this helped them to question the Christian slave owner hypocrisy. The separation of Equiano from his family and into slavery depicts that his faith was Christianity and his devotion of his re-birth which he explained his apparition of the crucified Redeemer shedding blood on the cross.
They learned to read and write, became free men, and contributed to the abolishment of slavery.
Andrews, William. Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women’s Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century. Indiana University Press, 1986.
Chiles, Katherine. Transformable Race. Oxford University Press, 2014.
Equiano, Olaudah. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African. London, 1789.
Marrant, John. A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant: a Black. London, 1785.