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Major Characters Richard Wright The narrator. Black Boy deals with his childhood and young adulthood. He  is an extremely intelligent  African American  boy  coming of age   in the South  in the early  1900's. The brutality and ignorance that he sees between  Blacks and Whites  influences his  views on race relations. He considers racism and its ills to be American problems, and  believes that  American politics  must change if society is going to change. He joins  the   Communist  party because he thinks it, of any political body, most taps into 'the hunger' of  humankind: what people want out of life. He finds ignorance and violence within the party as  well, but remains hopeful. Ella Wright:  Richard Wright's mother. She is a dark figure in Wright's life, administering  extreme beatings when he gets into childhood trouble, guilt-tripping him into attending  church, and refusing to answer any questions about their past or current environment. For a  curious child, she is a stifling presence. After suffering a stroke, she is bedridden. She  remains with Wright throughout the book, moving from apartment to apartment and  gradually becoming more understanding of his life.  Granny:  Granny, who sometimes lives with the family, is Richard's mother to an extreme.  She beats him casually, and berates him, telling him he is full of sin. A 
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course MATH 2003 taught by Professor Mh during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College.

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