“A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”.
Mini Research Essay
Mary Rowlandson’s “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” is a captivity narrative. Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative. While they are considered distinctive genres, they share some characteristics. Review these writings from your assigned readings.
Address the following questions in an essay (1,000-1,250 words):
- How are they similar?
- How are they different? (Be sure to provide evidence from the texts to support your conclusions.)
- Why was the slave narrative such a compelling and persuasive genre to use in arguing for the abolition of slavery? (Be sure to provide evidence from the texts to support your conclusions.)
Prepare this assignment according to the MLA guidelines found in the GCU MLA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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