Frederick Douglas

In an essay, analyze Douglass’s narrative through the lens of a typical Bildungsroman like Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Think about the ways Douglass’s narrative is a traditional coming of age and developement story, as well as the many ways it is not. What are some of the themes which Douglass’s examines in his narrative that are both similar and different from Jane Eyre. How does this comparison contribute to your understanding of Douglass’s narrative as well as the essence of the Bildungsroman. This isn’t necessarily a comparison essay between Bronte and