Although primarily figuratively, Wright does have a literal hunger throughout the novel. One figurative, yet literal example of Wright’s hunger is for love and support from his family. Richard could never please his family in any aspect from obeying to being spiritual through prayer. As the novel progresses, Richard becomes more detached from his family by saying "The entire family became kind and forgiving, but I knew the motives that prompted their change and it drove me an even greater emotional distance from them." (146). A purely literal use of Wright’s hunger is when he says “Once again I knew hunger, biting hunger, hunger that made my ...
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...the impossible can be the possible. Wright’s story emphasizes the idea of building one’s future for the better by themselves and that difficulties are a part of life. If one positively reacts to difficulties and learn from their mistakes, they will not only create a better future for themselves, they could be an inspiration for others and build a better character and image for himself or herself. Wright created a better future for himself because he had perseverance and would never let the goal of moving to the North out of sight. Despite others telling me he should stop reading and drop the dream of becoming a writer, Wright continued no matter how hard others put him down and how dim the future looked. This could be a life lesson to all; one should go for their dreams no matter what complications or people come in the way, this can be the key to one’s success.
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