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May 23, 2019

Posts tagged "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

Comparison of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Autobiography of Malcolm X

An analysis of two seminal works from African-American literature, both drawn from the authors’ autobiographies, reveals that the processes of learning to read and write is conceptualized as the means of personal and social liberation. While Frederick Douglass’s “Learning to  →

Multicultural Writers and the Quest for Identity

American literature written by authors from different backgrounds than the standard white majority often revolves around the difficult struggle to solidify and define identity. Writers such as Amy Tan, Anna Raya, and Langston Hughes continually explore how complex the search for identity  →

Freedom, Liberty, and Meaning in the Slave Narrative: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and Olaudah Equiano

The concept of freedom and liberty is slightly different in various slave narratives. While all of them maintain that the institution of slavery must be abolished before freedom can be had for all, these three men, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington,  →

The Role of African-American Traditions in Walker’s “Everyday Use”

Click Here for a Free, Detailed Plot Summary of “Everyday Use”from SuperSummary Traditions in “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker are important to both Dee and her mother, but they have different meanings. For Dee’s mother and her sister Maggie, traditions are  →