Monday, April 28, 2008
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
After reading the selected chapters in your anthology on Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, consider the following questions about identity and hegemony.
1. How does “Linda’s” identity shift throughout the course of her life?
2. At what points in her life do consent and non-consent play a role in her identity development?
3. How does “Linda's” struggle with virtue and morality compare to Emerson’s exploration of virtue?
4. What super structural institutions play a role in defining virtue and morality, and how does “Linda’s” relationship to these institutions play a role in her self-identity?
5. Does her identity resolution become founded in notions of hegemony or counter-hegemony?
6. How do the ideals of Transcendentalism compare to Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl?
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