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  • Waverly's Mother
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    George Seaver English Paper 2/20/01"The Joy Luck Club " Mrs. Wells The "Joy Luck Club", by Amy Tan, is a collection of short stories about the relationships between Chinese born mothers and their American born daughters. The story called "Four Directions" is about a woman named Waverly Jong. The story is about Waverly trying to tell her mother that she is getting married to a American man named Richard. Waverly was a chess champion as while she was a young girl and she remembers the strategy tha...
  • First Richard In Black Boy
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    Final Book Report Toni Morrisons, The Bluest Eye, Alice Walkers, The Color Purple, and Richard Wrights autobiography, Black Boy, all represent prejudicy. The preceding novels show the characters were typical victims, not understanding the division of power amongst races. The Bluest Eye, a heart breaking story of a little back girl living in Lorain, Ohio during the 1930's, manifest the longing of Pecola Breedlove's obsession for love. In order to achieve love she would have to deny herself of her...
  • Rebellious Nature In Richard Wright
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    One main point of the United States Constitution was missing from the Jim Crow South: equality. The Constitution clearly states that "all men are created equal", but in the Jim Crow era blacks were continuously persecuted for something that would be acceptable in today's society. In the early 20th century the South was a place of racial prejudice, discrimination, and hate; blacks could be punished for simply looking at a white person in the wrong manner. Punishments included arrest, beating, eve...
  • Richard Wright Introduction Of Author
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    TITLE: Black Boy AUTHOR: Richard Wright INTRODUCTION OF AUTHOR: Richard Wright was born in Natchez, Mississippi. When he was six years old, his father, Nathan Wright deserted the family for whatever reason. His mother, Ella, became the breadwinner of the family. Abandoned by her husband and unable to establish economic independence from her strict mother, Ella suffered greatly. A strong woman who faces terrible adversity, she trained Richard to be strong and to take care of himself. Later, the f...
  • Chapter 15 Aunt Maggie And Richard
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    Black Boy By Richard Wright At Richards' grandmother's house. He sets some curtains on fire, which leads to the house catching on fire. The family moves to Memphis. Richard hangs a cat after his father tells him to (sarcastically) Richard's mother punishes him. At six while hanging out at a saloon he becomes a drunkard. At this age there are no racial differences to him. Richard and his brother are taken to an orphanage to live. His father has left the family for another woman. His mother is ill...
  • Richard's Grandmother
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    Black Boy, Richard Wright's autobiography, covers his childhood and early adulthood. It opens with four-year-old Richard's rebellion against authority, an important motif in Black Boy. At the time, Richard was restless and resentful of his mother's injunction of silence. Richard accidentally burned down his grandparents' house in his attempt to find something to occupy his time. After his mother determined that he was unharmed, she beat him so badly he lost consciousness. When Richard and his br...

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