Final Literary Analysis - Elizabeth Waters Mrs Nesrsta English 11 Literary Analysis 3 February 2016 Hughes uses of conflict In everyday life people have

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Elizabeth Waters Mrs. Nesrsta English 11 Literary Analysis 3 February 2016 Hughes uses of conflict In everyday life, people have conflict with other people all of the time, and there are different levels of conflict as well as different ways to resolve conflict. In literature, authors will use that everyday conflict to demonstrate the effect it has on people. In the story “Why You Reckon?” Langston Hughes, used internal and external conflict to show that people can be products of their environments. Langston Hughes uses diction in his writing to help the reader understand the conflict that is occurring. In the story “Why You Reckon?” the narrator conveys to the other character “’Stickin’ up a guy,” he says “The first white guy what comes out o’ one o’ these speakeasies and looks like bucks, we gonna grab him!” “Oh no,” says the narrator. “Oh, yes, we will,” says the other character ‘”(Hughes 253). Hughes creates this internal conflict with the narrator to show the readers that the decision he was contemplating did not make him feel proud about himself, but he felt he had no choice in order to survive. Throughout the story Hughes reveals to the
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