E11 AGENDA 10/17 – Colonial Literature

  1. Prepare Class Binders
  2. Discuss irony in Alvarez Cabeza de Vaca’s La Relacion


  • Read The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano
  • As you read, collect a minimum of five words that you do not know.  Write these down.  You will later use these words for vocabulary exercises.
  • Answer the following questions on a piece of paper (do not type):
    1. Describe the conditions inside the slave ship.
    2. Why were some slaves allowed to go above deck?
    3. According to Equiano what is one of the greater miseries endured by slaves?  Cite an example from the text.
    4. Why do you think slave narratives are so rare?  Why are they now considered important to American History where once upon a time, they were not deemed important?


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