Life In The Black Boy

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Black boy novel shows a long life of poverty, sorrow and pain for Richard who is the main figure in the novel and also the narrator in the main time so the writer here in the novel is telling us about his own life through playing two roles in the novel being a narrator and the main character in it. Black boy novel shows the sufferance of Richard with his family against hunger and poverty as he determined to overcome all these hardships. That black boy here struggled all his life not only for the lack of food, but also the need of being accepted in society. Although Richard was hungry as he didn’t have enough food to eat, he was basically hungry for learning and experience. That hunger appeared when he learnt how to count from a man working in coal industry, moreover his love for Ella the school teacher as he liked the class of reading. "As her words fell upon my ears, I endowed them with a reality that welled up from somewhere within me… The tale made the world around me be, throb, live. As she spoke, reality changed, the look of things altered, and the world became peopled with magical presences. My sense of life deepened and the feel of things was different, somehow.... My imagination blazed. The sensations the story aroused in me were never to leave me." The quote above shows his deep love for learning and knowledge as he desires to learn more and more like his hunger for food trying to eat more and more. As a young boy at the age of sex, he couldn’t understand the
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