Give two example in the text where you feel Douglass is exaggerating or self-glorifying.give also quotes and cite the page numbers.

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In all sincerity, I think it will be difficult to answer this question.  There might be a handful of reasons why this is so.  The first would be that it would historically challenging to find areas of the Narrative that have been overstated.  Where would the evidence be which indicates that Douglass oversold an event or occurrence?  Certainly, any evidence present would possess more than a tinge of historical bias.  At the same time, there might be a larger issue present.  There seems to be a danger in assigning claims of exaggeration to Douglass' narrative.  The first would be that it might allow slaveowners to escape their rightful acceptance of responsibility of their role.  Even if one would claim that Douglass might be exaggerating- which is something that I would not assert- does this mitigate the effectiveness of the narrative in any way?  Does this suggest that slavery is not as horrific as one could imagine and then multiplied?  Is there any potential argument that would suggest that slavery somehow was good, which is not fraught with bias?  I think that that self- glorification part of the question is also interesting.  If we take Douglass' account to be true and valid, which as already stated it will be difficult to discount, then should there not be some level of self- glorification for enduring and triumphing over such horrific conditions?  The fact that Douglass was able to emerge through such conditions and become an abolitionist would merit some level of self- glorification.  I am not sure that we see this in the narrative, but if it was present, I am not certain that it is that bad of a thing.

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