The workings of a child

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The workings of a child's mind are often confused in retrospect. The combination of his awakening  senses, his parents' authority, and the world of his contemporaries makes it nearly impossible to  discover the individual in the child. Wright's objective voice helps to clarify these confusing elements  to himself and to the reader. Conscious of Freud's observations about human behavior and steeped  in the writers of his time including James Joyce Richard Wright is, in a sense, analyzing himself as  he writes the book. This self-analysis persists chapter by chapter, and very soon the individual boy  begins to emerge as more than a so-called rebel without a cause. He begins to understand what has  been troubling him and why, and this leads him to make distinctions between just and unjust rage. As with most people, the first and most fundamental test of who he is as an individual comes among 
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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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