Black Boy By Richard Wright

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In the autobiography Black Boy by Richard Wright, the narrator uses many examples to display his lack of hunger in the world. Wright was an African American boy who grew up in South during the early 1900’s, a time period known as the Jim Crow laws era. These laws depicted racial discrimination and segregation against Black people portraying racist turmoil in United States history. It was a difficult task for Wright to grow up in the South being an African American during this time period. Wright was born into poverty and dealt with many obstacles and hardships especially hunger. Aside from physical hunger, Wright also struggled to connect emotionally with people not only in his family, but also encounters with random people. Wright’s views the South as dark and cynical which motivates him to gain and fill his hunger for knowledge to get a better understanding of the world around him. Wright has many types of hunger that affect his everyday life. Growing up in the Jim Crow South era, hunger is a constant factor in Richard Wright’s life whether it is physically, emotionally, or even hunger for knowledge. Richard Wright was born into a family with little money and experienced persistent physical hunger. He first lived in Mississippi where the Jim Crow Laws impacted his family so much that everything was separate and not equal which made it tough for his family to thrive economically. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a speech called, “I have a Dream” in 1963 elaborating on the

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