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Unformatted text preview: Richard's friends work on the weekends, but Granny forbids him to do so, which means he can't join his friends during lunch hour shopping sprees. Knowing that Granny won't let him out after he has gone home, he forfeits meals in order to explore his environment. He is learning what his priorities are now. By necessity, he is educating himself, and this involves extensive choices, choices that are usually imposed by others. One of the most crucial of these choices comes with his experience selling newspapers. The job is highly rewarding: it gives him a chance to earn money and a chance to read adventure stories in the supplement section of the paper. His imagination is on fire; he loves to read. But then comes the awful discovery that the newspaper's publishers are racist. Granny and Addie have been giving him many reasons for thinking himself wicked. He has rejected them all. With this discovery, he judges many reasons for thinking himself wicked....
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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.
- Fall '08