The Man Who Was Almost a Man

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I am going to write a sequel to the short passage, “ The Man Who Was Almost A Man,” which was written by Richard Wright. I am going to start from the time where Dave received the pistol, to the time where he got in trouble. After buying the pistol, Dave walks around the fields with it, admiring the gun but too scared and unsure of how to fire it. He is very anxious about firing the gun. He waits until it’s dark and he’s sure everyone has already fallen asleep before going home, and he puts the gun underneath his pillow instead of giving it to his mother as he’d promised. Mrs. Saunders approaches him in the middle of the night and quietly asks for the gun, but Dave tells her that he stashed it outside and will give it to her in the morning. When he wakes up, Dave removes the gun and holds it in his hands, realizing that he now has the power to actually kill someone. He quietly gets out of bed and hides the pistol in his clothes. He then heads out to the fields where he works, and he accidentally runs into his boss, Mr. Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins knows this is very suspicious of Dave being out s early and Dave tells him he is just out trying to enjoy the nice breeze outside. Mr. Hawkins tells him to carry on, but deep down inside Mr. Hawkins knows something is wrong. Once Dave gets far away from where anybody can see him he finally gains the courage to actually pull the trigger. He doesn’t take the proper aim and is not even holding the gun the right way and he accidentally

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