Analysis Of Ta-Nehisi Coates Between The World And Me

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Between the World and Me, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and dedicated to his then fifteen-year-old son, is engulfed in riveting and powerful messages. Bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote “Between the World and Me” with hopes and intentions of providing his son and his readers with pivotal guidance and wisdom, drawn directly from his personal experiences and formed perspectives. One may accurately attest that Coates achieved his intent. The impact had by the messages relayed in this book certainly confirm that testament. However, one can also argue that the personal experiences shared by Coates were what urged his messages forward. While personal perspective undoubtedly enables messages to be relatable and thus well received, personal perspectives are not without take-backs. Three take-a-ways from a personal perspective include bias, limited scope, and credibility. …show more content…

Coates begins to convey this message by stating “This is difficult because there exists, all around us, an apparatus urging us to accept American innocence at face value and not to inquire too much. And it is so easy to look away, to live with the fruits of our history and to ignore the great evil done in all of our names. But you and I have never truly had that luxury” (12-13). He then expounds further on the message, stating “But this has never been an option because the Dream rests on our bodies, the bedding made from our backs”

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