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Who is Harriet Ann Jacobs? What is significant about her life? Why does she write letters to people who are dead or who have left her life? What does Harriet talk about in these letters? Who is Margaret? Why is her death significant in the first section of the novel? What has she taught Harriet to do? Why is this unusual?

Who is Dr. Norcom? Why has Harriet come to live with the Norcoms? What unusual attention does Dr. Norcom pay to Harriet during her time with the family? What does Harriet think of this attention? How does she respond to it? Why is Harriet afraid to tell her grandmother about this situation? What is she afraid Molly will do?

Who is Samuel Sawyer? How does he respond to Harriet's request that he help her in her situation with Dr. Norcom? Why does Harriet agree to submit...

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