Literary Analysis final draft.docx - \u201cWhy You Reckon?\u201d Literary Analysis \u201cWhy You Reckon?\u201d by Langston Hughes tells a story about two poor black

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“Why, You Reckon?” Literary Analysis “Why, You Reckon?” by Langston Hughes tells a story about two poor black men that rob a white man. In the beginning of the story the black man gets the narrator to agree to robbing a white man by telling him that the white people have the best life and they don’t care about them. It is later revealed in the story after they rob the white man that it doesn’t matter how much money you have, money can’t buy you happiness or make you a better person. In the beginning of the story the narrator is under the impression that after they rob someone the man is going to give him half of what they steal. After finding a man and going along with the plan to rob him, the black man runs away with everything and the narrator gets nothing. “And, man, don’t you know he went on from that basement and took all that stuff! Left me standin’ just as empty-handed as when I come in there.” Both of the black men were in the same
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