Black Boy Essay | Richard Wright's Individuality Against Society

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Richard Wright's Individuality Against Society

Summary: This essay is about Richard Wright the autobiographer of the book "Black Boy." It describes the troubles he encounters because he is an individual in a society where individualism is dangerous.
Individuality is generally very dangerous to the oppressed group in a pre-individualistic society. In Black Boy, Richard Wright writes about his life growing up in the south during the days of the Jim Crow Laws. He is an individual in a society where one must conform to be safe. Throughout his life, Richard refuses to conform to society because he doesn't want to be what people expect him to be, a stereotypical "black boy." During his journey he discovers that in being an individual he would encounter resentment and neglect. But he would have to overcome these difficulties to achieve his dreams. When reading the story of Richard's life we unquestionably see that Richard is an individual who battles a hostile society.

Richard throughout his life doesn't conform to how society wants him to be. For instance, he proves this in this writing. Richard is...

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