MALCOLM X VERSUS THE YELLOW WALL PAPER[1]

MALCOLM X VERSUS THE YELLOW WALL PAPER[1] - John Campbell...

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John Campbell Professor McPartland English 2 March 13, 2007 Prison Can Be A School Being that the mind is so complex it is understandable that when in control the minds capabilities of free thought are suddenly hindered. As a result there can only be a bad outcome from a mind under control. Depending on you personality the reaction you have to danger, is different from the rest of mankind’s. When reading the yellow wallpaper in comparison to Malcolm X’s life we will see two very unique responses to our brains creative side being hindered or better yet being controlled and how Malcolm X and Jane respond to this awkward and sadistic test. Being that these readings are polar opposites of each other its easy to see that Malcolm x succeeded where Jane did not. However the problem does not lie in seeing why Malcolm succeeded but in what led to his success. The answer lies in the title of his reading alone “Can Prison Be a School”. Jane broke down mentally in the room covered in yellow Wallpaper, were Malcolm used his prison to better himself and to advance from just a street thug to a name that brings the thought of triumph when said. His Story about his time in Norfolk prison told us how his struggle actually became a learning experience that made him not only more intellectual but also a more well-rounded and generous person. Evidently his creative outlet to the harsh times in prison was obviously his obsession with gaining knowledge and the more he learned the more his happiness increased and as a result he only wanted more. You could look at Malcolm’s Prison experience as one were all that he accomplished was the absorption of any information he could get his hands on. However
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it was clearly a form of self reflection or even meditation that made him realize how badly he had messed up in the past and how the time to re take control of his life was to use the time in prison to do a complete 180 on his life. Being that Malcolm was a leader in the civil rights movement I think it is crucial
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