Autobiography Of An Ex-Color Analysis

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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…show more content…
Johnson conveys the narrator to distinctly differentiate the two cultures which he belongs to, but there is an analysis of the mistreatment of race. “I do not see how a people that can find in its conscience any excuse whatever for slowly burning to death a human being, or to tolerate such an act, can be entrusted with the salvation of a race” (98). Johnson uses the word “human being” and excludes the detail of race because he may be insinuating injustices reach beyond skin color. The opinionated position of the narrator develops into a slight understanding of humanity, because Johnson attempts to explain that prejudices during the time setting were unpreventable. The lack of humanity within the era in which the story is set can be paralleled to the injustices of humanity which still occur in present time. The narrator was aware of the injustices to his black heritage, which did contribute to his choice to live as a white man. Johnson had contributed to the narrator’s choice because he is trying to relay to the reader that the injustices done to the black culture will continue, but only in altered ways. The sense of humanity that Johnson tried to call upon was not one of sympathy, but one of observation. The element of humanity the narrator draws upon manipulates the narrative to appear more realistic because readers are assumed to be aware of inequalities. The unreliable, yet realistic telling of this supposed autobiography entails the viewpoint that humanity exists, but is
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