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3.10.2: Reading and Review Questions

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    1. How are Equiano’s experiences as a slave unique to him? Do these differences qualify or diminish the significance of his autobiography in terms of Abolitionist efforts? Why or why not?
    2. How, if at all, does Equiano accommodate himself to Western culture? What does he “gain” through this accommodation? What does he “lose?”
    3. How does Equiano distinguish the way that whites treat each other from the way that whites treat blacks? What behaviors to whites repeat among both groups, and why? What behaviors are different, and why? What’s the effect of this difference?
    4. What comments does Equiano make on Western institutions, such as the law and Christianity? Why?
    5. How, if at all, does life change for Equiano after he purchases his freedom? Why?

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