A Rage In Harlem Analysis

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The setting in every book is crucial because it is what gives the book a more personal feel for the reader. “A Rage in Harlem” by Himes is an excellent example of how prominent a descriptive settings are to the visualization of the reader. The setting in each book moves around to establish the plot of the novel. In “A Rage in Harlem”, it explains each lace that the character is in very well and helps with the movement of the book. The three best places in the novel “A Rage in Harlem” to show the movement of the plot are Jackson’s apartment, Goldie’s ‘office’, and the police station. I feel that these places are very significant settings in the novel because these places reoccur a few times and talked about in the book with a great deal of detail. Jackson’s apartment on page six it says, “The window looked out on 142nd Street. Snow was…show more content…
His brother took Jackson into his ‘office’ where it was a dangerous neighborhood. Goldie basically drugged Jackson because on page 37 it said that “When he woke up he found himself lying on the couch covered with the two dirty blankets.” Even though Jackson is staying at Goldie’s ‘office’ in the meantime he is getting fed and has a roof over his head while he has no money. Jackson was living in filth at his brother’s ‘office’, but Goldie drugged Jackson on purpose. He did not want Jackson to follow him around to find Imabelle and give away his position and get in deeper with trouble. Goldie also wanted to keep Jackson safe from everything as much as possible. Without Jackson staying at Goldie’s ‘office’, Jackson could have gotten into a lot more trouble by going back to his apartment or just staying on the streets. Also, Goldie helped Jackson out by finding out where and what Imabelle was doing since she was not with Jackson. It definitely helped out Jackson tremendously with how he felt about
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