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Unformatted text preview: The narrator and central character of the Autobiography, Malcolm came to be one of the most important political figures of his time, and because of this book, his importance has probably increased, rather than diminished, since his death. His three different names describe the three phases of Malcolm's career. First, he was Malcolm Little, the product of a Midwestern black home, a home torn apart by the death of the father and by the interference of welfare agents. He was a child who fit the sociologists' stereotype that is, he matured in a life of crime and depravity. As Malcolm X, he became a symbol of the black man's hatred of the white man. A fiery, outspoken Black Muslim minister, Malcolm was a fierce racial separatist and an enemy of "the white devil." During the last year of his life, he became Malcolm the Pilgrim, still retaining the fiery oratory of the preceding period but desperately searching now for a...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09