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The author of the passage describes Harriet Tubman’s life as a slave to show ____

A why she wanted to escape slavery.

The author uses phrases like Tubman “was determined to gain her freedom” and “worried that she and the other slaves on the plantation were going to be sold” as he or she describes Tubman’s life as a slave. The reader can deduce that author included these descriptions to illustrate why Harriet Tubman wanted to escape slavery. The other answer choices are either insignificant details or not explained in the passage.