How does Frederick Douglass learn to read? Why does literacy become so important to him?

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Answer the following questions as they relate to the movie you watched this week:

1.  How does Frederick Douglass learn to read? Why does literacy become so important to him?

2.  How do slave narratives recast the American ideal of the  “self-made man” to fit African Americans? How does Frederick Douglass,  for example, build on and transform the legacy of Benjamin Franklin?

3.  How do slave narratives draw on the seventeenth-century tradition of captivity narratives?

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