DISCUSSION: The main difference is that Jacob’s protagonist is a slave, while most domestic novels featured free white women. This puts many obstacles in her path, and in the end she has to separate from her family (lines 43-45).
- The protagonist did make it to Canada, safe and free. (Lines 40-41). But she left her family behind.
- Lines 18-20 show that the protagonist wanted the same thing as free women.
- The protagonist did encounter many obstacles. She was a slave! See lines 37-39 for an example: she had to send her lover away.
- CORRECT. Lines 41-43 show that most protagonists in domestic novels achieved their ideals. Jacobs’ protagonist didn’t: she had to leave her family behind! See lines 43-45.
- Err…Jacobs’ protagonist was a woman and a slave, and she did face obstacles as a result. She had to send her lover away, and leave her family behind as she fled north.
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