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Black Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 11 Summary

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Chapter 11 Summary

Richard makes his way to Memphis where he finds a room in the home of a woman who, along with her teenage daughter, take quite a liking to him. The mother and daughter is a warmly welcoming but unusual pair.

A run-in with an interracial team of confidence men gives Richard an object lesson about the degree of his own naiveté.

Chapter 11 Analysis

Themes of sexuality are central to this chapter. Richard is aware of his own sexuality but also display a set of principled thought about relationships. Although he gives serious thought to taking his landlady's daughter up on her offers to make love to him he decides against it and tries to persuade the girl that, among other things, they are strangers to each other and, therefore, should not make love.

Another drawback for Richard is the possibility that the girl might get pregnant and...

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