Malcolm X And Solar Mamas: A Literary Analysis

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Throughout the world, many different inspirational leaders encourage everyone to learn and get educated so that they are able to get a good job and good salary in their future and avoid ending up in poverty. In the three different forms of mixed media of “1/3, 1/3, 1/3” by Richard Brautigan, “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X and “Solar Mamas” produced by Mette Heide, the authors convey a unified truth, that not having the proper education can result in living in poverty and society having more power and control over a person, but education is key to success as it makes someone powerful and successful in society. The truth is conveyed through looking into the character’s background, a literary theory on education and symbolism in these three different…show more content…
When the reader reads his story, there are a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes in it. With him living in a poor town and making too many errors in his story, it tells the reader he is not educated well which goes back to the thesis, not having the education can result in someone living in poverty and it is shown through the novelist. In Malcolm X’s biography, “Learning to Read”, Malcolm was not well educated during his life until he spent seven years in prison and educated himself. “I saw that the best thing I could do was get hold of a dictionary – to study, to learn some words.” (X 1). This quotation explains what Malcolm X did while in prison; he educated himself by learning words from the dictionary, then he reads books about people, places and events in history. With this plentiful knowledge that he has gained, he stood up for civil rights and black separatism and became a powerful person in society which relates back to the thesis of education is key of having power over society. In the documentary “Solar Mamas”, Rafea is a mother of four children and lives in poverty and is not well educated. She is given an opportunity to be
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