Black Like Me Essay | Essay

John Howard Griffin
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Black Like Me

Summary: This is about the novel, "Black Like Me" which is written by John Howard Griffin.  It deals with the struggles of racism in relation to this book, and gives an analysis of some major issues in the book.
Black Like Me

The most essential lesson I got out of Black Like Me, or what I would call the theme of this book is the question of identity. Especially the question of identity related to race, as Griffin, the main character, transforms himself into a black man in a quest for social justice in America.

Griffin originally casts off his white skin in an effort to experience the obstacles and hardships of being black, however in the end it is more about Griffin learning about himself. At first Griffin feels a sensation of panic after seeing that he has lost his identity, and can no longer recognize himself. This is when Griffin realizes he is looking at a man who knows his days will be difficult and his opportunities will be few.

The extraordinary personal changes that Griffin undergoes, as a black man is a powerful testament...

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