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Douglass’s autobiographical account of the process through which a  “slave was made a man” has often been compared to Benjamin Franklin’s  narrative of his own self-making. What do these autobiographies have in  common? How do these two writers’ approach to literacy and writing  compare? How does Douglass recast Franklin’s ideals to fit the condition  of an escaped slave?