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Swadhin NalubolaProfessor Jennifer ChoEnglish R1B13 September 2018Reflection on The Fire Next TimeJames Baldwin’s The Fire Next Timeis broken into two portions – a letter to his nephew titled My Dungeon Shookand an essay on a variety of subjects titled Down at the Cross. Baldwin’s letter to his fourteen year old nephew, James, carries a very different tone when compared to his following essay, but the two works deal with a very similar subject matter. In both cases, Baldwin begins by relating personal experiences to overall societal issues and ultimately concludes with the message of love for all as a solution to racial conflicts.In The Fire Next Time, there are certain specific moments that stick out and cause a moment of reflection for the reader, regardless of his or her background. Personally, Baldwin’s comments regarding the history of Christianity were particularly noteworthy. After stating that he

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