Analysis Of James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored Man

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Avocados that are bought at the store are not all authentic to California, because some are originally from South Central Mexico. Such as the advertisement of the avocado, the speaker of a story tries to convey a story of originality that would go undoubted by the reader. An autobiography also can convey a truth-like story, but there is still uncertainty to know if the events told are true, which would cause the story to be a farce. A story told in the first person point of view creates a relationship with the writer and reader, such as the choice to either spectate or have a role in the story. A narrative told with an autobiographical style can lead the audience to take the place of the narrator of the story. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson manifests his use of narration to create a façade of an autobiography with the use of strategic relatability and false reliability. The sense of autobiography Johnson is drawing on appears to have an omniscient point in view, as in what he is inquiring, is already insinuated or known. Johnson allures upon the aspects of race and authenticity to establish an autobiography-like narrative, to convey a message of uncertain identity. The purpose of Johnson’s intended autobiography is to create a story in which black and white societies are different, while the incorporation of failed authenticity shows that possibly the narrator’s fake experiences are relatable, which also involves the subject of humanity. While
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