Analysis Of The Movie ' Black Boy ' By Richard Wright

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African-Americans have experienced a lot throughout history. They were brought over as slaves, but regained freedom in 1865. But that didn’t mean that they gained respect overnight. They were still hated and never really seen as an equal. Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans by Wallace Terry is a book filled with different stories from African-American soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War. These soldiers tell us their gruesome and heart wrenching experiences in their perspectives during the war. During this whole book, Terry does not interfere or add any of his own comments into the stories. But rather, he wrote the book as told by these soldiers. Black Boy is an autobiography written by Richard Wright. Wright writes about his childhood and the life he experienced during the Jim Crow South from 1912 - 1927. He writes about his painful past, but also writes about how these memories help him understand more about what was going on as he matures in life. These two books both revolve around African-American men and their experiences in different time periods. They share similar aspects, but they do have their differences also. In Bloods, the setting takes place in Vietnam between the periods of 1955 - 1975. These soldiers very in ages from their teens to their twenties. While in Black boy, this takes place during the Jim Crow South from 1912 – 1927. Wright starts from the time he was an innocent, rebellious, little boy. So there is an age and time

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