The Role Of Violence In Richard Wright's Black Boy

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To teach; to cause to learn by example or experience. Violence is a concept and action, taught, not naturally developed. The ability to be violent without thinking twice is not a naturally developed trait but rather an ability and way of thinking that has been taught through relationships and environments. In Richard Wright's autobiography Black Boy, he demonstrates these concepts from his own childhood and actions. Wright shows us throughout the novel that even one who is taught by wrong example can move forward, by changing one’s self. People are taught respect and right and wrong from example. However, it's the example that proves the real outcome. Wright expresses his feelings as a young adult toward his own role models and examples. He questions their actions as well as his own reactions…show more content…
Wright questions other as well as himself throughout the autobiography on their actions and life experiences and turns them into determination as well as hate to truly be better. He uses his outlook and determination to finally become resilient to things and events around him, he truly does not agree with or enjoy. The common concept and question of nature vs. nurture will continue to be questioned and tested. However the endless world of violence and hatred will continue to be impacted by the teachings and examples others set. No only for young but for old. With violence progressing from teachings, movies and entertainment as well as environments it's important to realize there's one of two outcomes; an endless generation of people who have been taught violence and will teach others or a drive and determination to allow yourself to be better and to influence those around them in environments for the
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