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Essay | Themes in the Novel "Black Boy"

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Themes in the Novel "Black Boy"

Summary: Book review of Richard Wright's "Black Boy," with an analysis of the novel's three major themes.
Book review of Richard Wright's Black Boy, 1945

Introduction:

"I have never seen any part of the world where it seemed to me the masses of Negro People would be better off than right here in these Southern States"

- Booker T. Washington -

Published in 1945, Richard Wright's autobiographical novel Black Boy was to prove the contrary. It documented prejudice and oppression caused by the Jim Crow laws in the Deep South in the early twentieth century. It is an account of the difficult road of an African American, who was convinced to have greater destiny than that of a stereotypical black person, the white people tried to transform him into.

Wright tells the violent and disturbing story of his own life between the years 1908 and 1934 when he lived in the southern states of Mississippi and Tennessee.

One is struck by the extreme cruelty and...

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