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Although Chapter 1 establishes the conflicts basic to the book as a whole

Although Chapter 1 establishes the conflicts basic to the book as a whole

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Although Chapter 1 establishes the conflicts basic to the book as a whole, it does so primarily in  terms of Richard's immediate environment. His mother's efforts to make him comply with the  standards set by a pre-individualistic society succeed only insofar as Richard can take care of  himself. They fail, however, in keeping him unconscious of his own individuality. He is ready to  measure his condition against others, and Chapter 2 demonstrates his growing awareness of a world  outside his own. His mother tries to protect him from seeing his condition for what it is. She wards off his questions  about white people and succeeds in keeping their reality remote. But the results of this protection are  to make white people fantastic and unreal in his imagination; even his relationship to other blacks is  unrealistic. In two separate incidents, he sees blacks in uniform as soldiers and prisoners and he is 
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