Summary Of The Lynching By Claude Mckay

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“The Lynching” is a poem by Claude McKay. The poem is about a group of people who lynch a black man by hanging him. The setting of this work gives the idea to be taking place in a southern town because lynching was a “normal” occurrence during this time in history. Many people appear to not be angered or sickened with the sight of a hanging body. The women feel no compassion; the on looking children also took on the interest of this cruel act taking place. This way of taking somebodies life occurred often in the South. Being in the Deep South was extremely dangerous and frightening for anyone with black colored skin, whites had such hatred and aggression. McKay’s poem reflects on American culture during the time by showing how people had
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