William Blake, an Englishman who was part of the abolitionist movement, writes his poem â€œThe Little Black Boyâ€ from the perspective of an African child. Olaudah Equiano shares an autobiographical account of his lived experiences as an African child. Both pieces are written in the first person, and both were written for English audiences. Please answer the following questions in a two to three paragraph response.
- In what ways do the political and literary goals of Blake and Equiano overlap?
- In what ways do they diverge?