Angelo Costanzo of Shippensburg University, PA suggests that Franklin’s Autobiography “shares some interesting parallels with Equiano’s narrative. Equiano, like Franklin, is an enterprising young man rising up in life and playing numerous roles that help to develop his character in a free world of possibility. Both Equiano and Franklin use self-ironic humor to depict their adventures, and frequently they see themselves acting the role of the [crafty adventurer or rogue]…a stratagem used many times for survival purposes.”
Perhaps you disagree with Costanza, and see more contrasts than parallels in the narratives.
Choose whichever comparisons, or contrasts or connections you want to develop. Write a short paper (no more than 3 pages). Follow MLA format.