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Paul Beatty
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Self Discovery and Discovery of Self Within a Group

Much of Gunnar's life involves discovering himself and much of learning about himself involves learning how he fits in with his racial group. This quest, though not necessarily a conscious or directed search, takes place over many years and in a variety of settings.

Gunnar first mentions his peculiar role in the African-American community in the Prologue. He says he was chosen for a role he never sought, the savior of the black people. In what seems to be a sarcastic tone Gunnar says that he is ideally suited for the job because he has written a popular book and is a highly regarded poet. He then says that his message of wisdom consists of the notion that all is futile and the African-American might as well give up.

From the moment that Gunnar arrives in Hillside he is involved...

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