It must be said that this question of familial love has been a preoccupation of many other black wri

It must be said that this question of familial love has been a preoccupation of many other black wri

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Unformatted text preview: It must be said that this question of familial love has been a preoccupation of many other black writers. One of the many effects of slavery and pre-individualism was the repression of love between members of one family. Love was dangerous because at any time the family might be broken apart. It was dangerous because it involved an acknowledgment of individual worth. If you love your people, you are going to fight for them. "Black is beautiful" is revolutionary and dangerous to whites for just this reason. Its absence among the blacks in Wright's childhood is not surprising therefore. The absence of love in his book will not confuse black readers. Just as the Blues is expressed as a tone of nostalgia and irony, the book's very existence is an act of love. For while it seems that Wright is interested only in escaping from his home, there is ambiguity in his flight. He is, as an artist, is interested only in escaping from his home, there is ambiguity in his flight....
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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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