1. If you have read other slave narratives, what similarities/differences do you notice between those narratives and Jacobs’ text?
  2. Who is Jacobs’ implied reader? How do we know?
  3. What is the role of Linda’s grandmother in the text?
  4. How is slavery different for women and girls?
  5. How is motherhood both a curse and a blessing for Linda and other enslaved women in the narrative?
  6. What do you make of the various words used to describe the attic where Linda hides for 7 years?
  7. How does Linda assert her agency throughout the narrative?
  8. What kind of language does Linda use to talk about the abuse she endures from Dr. Flint?