ENG 202: Representation and Erasure Instructor: Anwar Uhuru, Ph.D. Spring 2020 Essay 2 We have spent our time reading Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and the ways in which narration, language, and location shape how we see the differences in how power is exercised throughout her narrative. For this is assignment, I want you to write a critical essay that you have based on a burning question/issue/topic that arose during your reading of the narrative. For example, the way that Jacob’s frames her experience when she describes how being owned by Dr. Flint informed why she wanted to seek freedom for herself and her children. Here are some topics to consider: How does Jacob’s narrative shape opinions about different classes of southern people? How does Jacob’s narrative shape opinions about the north? Why does Linda talk about her great grandmother during the Revolutionary War? What influence does the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 have on Linda and other slaves? What type of power does Dr. Flint have over his wife and slaves? What does Jacob’s narrative say about laws and the participation of citizens? What does Jacob’s narrative say about human trafficking? You must you examples from the novel to support your claims! If you do not have page numbers refer to chapter numbers. Remember, your essay needs to be no less than 4 pages in length. YOU MUST: USE THE MLA HEADING AND CITATION
LINE 1: Page # in upper right corner LINE 2: YOUR NAME LINE 3: THE NAME OF YOUR PROFESSOR LINE 4: THE NAME OF THE COURSE INCLUDING SECTION # AND MEETING DAYS LINE 5: THE DATE THE ASSIGNMENT IS DUE SEE THE LINK: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_general_format.html Citation and style https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html YOU MUST: Type your essay YOU MUST: USE TIMES NEW ROMAN SCRIPT AND SIZE 12-point font. YOU MUST: USE 1” MARGINS YOU MUST: DOUBLE SPACE YOU WILL: WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES —-DUE Monday, March 9th @ 11PM via eCampus….