Black Boy

Black Boy - Sheet1 Page 1 Black Boy Jim Crow South. Richard...

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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Black Boy Jim Crow South. Richard Wright, who is obviously the main character, is also the protagonist. The antagonist is no one pe takes many different forms called "oppression" in general. The main character over comes this "oppression" by rebelling a great American author despite these negative factors in his life. Today everyone encounters some form of oppression. On encountering is called societal oppression. As an example, after Richard sees a "black" boy whipped by a "white" man, he racism, which is one way of society keeping Richard Wright, and all other blacks in the South down. Another example is w lines of people at the ticket window, a "white" line and a "black" line," (55). This excerpt is demonstrating how this scene o keeping a certain group of people apart, which is also another form of societal oppression. Societal oppression occurs ag "hanging" out with his friends, and their conversation with each other leads on to the subject of war. One of his friends rea "(90). This quote means that the "white" people put the "black" people on the front line to defend our country, and when th not accept them, therefore they oppress them in different ways, which is societal oppression. The last example happens w borrow a library card, and so he thinks about asking his boss. After thinking about it for a while, he knew he could not ask boss is a Caucasian Baptist, and Richard thinks that he would not be able to accept the fact of a "black" boy, such as Ric and cultivate his intelligence. This would be considered societal oppression, for he knows his boss does not want Richard books, in turn keeping Richard away from the light of knowledge. These are examples of societal oppression that Richardbooks, in turn keeping Richard away from the light of knowledge....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course EN 01012 taught by Professor Carey during the Spring '07 term at BC.

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