Hughes points out that a person shouldnt starve like a fool and he claims the

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see how they will grow in this phase of their lives. Hughes points out that a person shouldn’t “starve like a fool,” and he claims the narrator “must be in love with white folks” (Hughes 245). Hughes conveys to the readers the drastic social difference between the two races. He shows how that even if you show a speck of concern for the other race, it now means that you must love them. All off a sudden the narrator finds himself being asked to commit a felony against an innocent man he doesn’t even know, this is testing his morals. He knows that he doesn’t want to
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hurt the man at all, but he is extremely hungry and in need of food. It is common for young children to not know the difference between races, or why their skin might be different than their friend’s skin. Ellison portrays this to the readers “Brown’s much nicer than white, isn’t it Daddy?” and a common answer is “Some people think so” but Ellison allowed the father to be the peacemaker of this conversation when he says “But American is better than both, son.” (Ellison 344). African American children growing up during the Harlem renaissance often times were limited as to where they could play, and with whom they could play. That was very hard on
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