Book Review of Richard Wright’s Novel Black Boy
A look at how this novel portrays the struggle of blacks in the United States.
“This was the first time Wright thought of becoming anything more than a slave and he enjoyed dreaming about his future. This was evident when he wrote: “I knew that I lived in a country in which the aspirations of black people were limited, marked off. Yet I felt that I had to go somewhere and do something to redeem my being alive,” (Wright 186). Showing his readers that he is willing to break the ideals to conform to the image he was to be seen as. Illiteracy was a major problem for the blacks of the South; it was a trait that was passed down from generation to generation. Wright prayed that he would not become victim to this cycle…”