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Barry Jackson

Autobiographers usually desire to write about their lives because they have something important they want to pass on to others. This is especially true when considering Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass. Both of these authors were former slaves who escaped. They later became authors and wrote about their experiences. They also both became leaders in the abolitionist movement. It has been said that their works are "twin classics" of African-American literature. However, there are several differences between the two writings: their structure, focus, and content - especially regarding gender.

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The objective of the excerpt above is that it compares and contrasts two Autobiographers - Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass.

What is the benefit of comparing and contrasting two ideas?

When two ideas are examined for their similarities and differences, it helps to enhance understanding of both ideas.

In this case, it is two Autobiographers have been juxtaposed. This also helps to create an appreciation for them and their works individually.

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