My First Conk - 4. He references the pain so many times to...

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Sean Quigley AP English 2A 11/13/11 My First Conk Comprehension: 1. A conk is a hairstyle that many African Americans had in the early to mid 1900’s that made their hair straight. Many famous African Americans started to conk their hair and Malcolm X like many other African Americans believed it was fashionable. At the time he gets his conk he thinks that he will become more fashionable and look better in the eyes of other people, but looking back on it he realizes that him, like man other people in the black community were betraying their own kind and trying to look more like white people. Purpose and Audience: 2. The thesis of this essay is explicitly stated in the 23 rd paragraph. “I had joined the multitude of Negro men and women in America who are brainwashed into believing that black people are “inferior” –and white people “superior” –that they would even violate and mutilate their God-created bodies to try and look “pretty” by white standards.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. He references the pain so many times to show how much people would go through to no longer feel as inferior. 5. Malcolm X accepts the fact that he fell into the category of people who believed that the closer you looked to a white man the more fashionable and socially accepted you become. Style and Structure: 1. Some of the transitional words that he used include, then, when, and also. In my opinion he did not use transitions very effectively. 3. He uses these quotation marks to show false beliefs of African Americans and what they think conking will do for them. Vocabulary Projects: Sean Quigley AP English 2A 11/13/11 2. Beat Find a loophole Pad house Glop thick substance Real tremendously Sharp intelligent Hip trendy These synonyms weaken the overall purpose of the essay....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Turtle during the Spring '11 term at Jacksonville College.

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