As with most people

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As with most people, the first and most fundamental test of who he is as an individual comes among  his contemporaries. There he develops a personality, unique and separate, as a member of a larger  social order. First we see Richard among his friends where he plays out traditional boyhood roles,  ranging from joker to tough guy. Yet in this section, Wright is not simply reproducing the standard  games children play. He is showing how a particular culture is preserved and how a tradition is  maintained by the offspring. The boys' attitudes toward themselves and toward white people are the  attitudes they have been given by their parents. Richard is no misfit among them. They are all young  and curious and full of their masculinity. An awareness of the white world, however, hangs ominously 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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