Black Like Me Essay | Essay

John Howard Griffin
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Analyzing the Character of Griffin in "Black Like Me"

Summary: The essay is analyzing the character Griffin from the book "Black Like Me" by John Howard Griffin.
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin is a shocking account of his personal experiences when he transforms himself from a white journalist into a Negro for six weeks. During this period, he suffers raw hatred and violence, crudity, and inhumanity from white racists. Griffin demonstrates courage, ignorance, and understanding throughout the book.

Griffin exhibits courage when he decides to become a Negro so that he can experience first hand what it is like. This is mysterious and frightening, full of terrible dread for him, mentally and physically. Griffin's own words, ."..the medication produced lassitude and I felt constantly on the verge of nausea," (13) reveal his courage because even though he is aware of the dangers involved in the process, he heroically decides to go ahead with the transformation. Another time Griffin shows bravery is when he says, ."..Mississippi tells the story of the world they got a...

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