Symbolism is a critical element in literature. Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X displays an abundance of symbols that offer insight into his life. These symbols demonstrate the adjustments that he went through during his dramatic development, as a person, from who the world viewed as unimportant to one of the most controversial and influential men during the civil rights movement. Alex Haley paints a vivid picture of how status became a crucial piece of the movement leader’s life. The author explores how the simple hair straightening process called conk tied him to the Caucasian world.
but is a continued motif throughout the book. He claims to write only so that his own life may be an example for his son of how one can live well and how... ... middle of paper ... ...actual truth in them have allowed me to appreciate my founding father Benjamin Franklin in a new light. I will forever remember his words and will attempt to live my life more by his suggestions. In conclusion, Benjamin Franklin was faced with many trials and tribulations yet illustrates critically important adaptive goals and strategies. This Autobiography proves a story of an individual, rooted in a specific time and place, wrestling with universal human problems.
In The Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin recounts the many paramount experiences throughout his life that shaped him into great American figure he was known to be. On the opening page, Franklin reveals the book’s epistolary format by writing, “Dear Son,” going on to admit that he’s made some mistakes in the past and to recollect that past is a way to relive it. By divulging his desire to “change some sinister Accidents & Events” (Franklin 3) the author indicates how important it is for his son to observe as he amends his mistakes. Pride, virtue and vanity play a pivotal role in Benjamin Franklin’s life and the way he portrays himself to others. Instances occur where the author is shown gloating about his great accomplishments and he puts emphasis on his need to live a virtuous and morally perfect life.
The autobiography of Malcolm X, written by Alex Haley contains the story of one of the most influential and memorable activists in our history, the courageous life of Malcolm X is only but a small price he had to pay to express himself and encourage people to take the right path. The autobiography is told with three series of main key events that develop his character drastically throughout the novel. Malcolm Xs character being foretold and expressed is constantly being contributed with the reader allowing the engagement of his story to effect the audience in such a way that they can feel every inch of the strong emotion being expressed. The three main key events that are included in the novel include the crucial reasoning to why Malcolm expressed
Yet, it must not be forgotten that what Malcolm believes concerning the aforementioned issues are extremely important, controversial and influential. His opinions and ideas inspire thousands and thousands of colored people to follow in his
This book taught me that every single people exists on the globe matters, and we would not be given a life without a sense of purpose, and that purpose it to serve other people, our society and our humanity. As a conclusion from Malcolm X, a true leader who taught so many the meaning of struggle, justice, courage, freedom, self-critique and compassion, racism is real thing, it still exists even in this present time, and it is actually a part of many problems in the world. But the power to change the world is in actually in our hand, know that our every actions has dominos effect on other people, either we can sit back and see the world crumble in front of our eyes, or we could do something about it. Let us ponder on this quote, “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything.
Odysseus is the main man with this whole life being one giant test. He was tested numerous times to see if he was worth what he wanted. He was tested with loyalty, determination, and valor. All of which are vital elements of one’s life, in one way or another.
Malcolm X has developed very strong opinions throughout his life, and many people question how he developed these opinions. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley, the way Malcolm X formed his opinions is fully explained. The writer makes Malcolm Little 's transformation into Malcolm X evident by using descriptive writing to help the reader visualize the violence and changing views regarding Africans in America. Before Malcolm Little was born, his family had already suffered from the violent nature of racism. Malcolm soon escaped white culture and racial oppression in Lansing and experienced black culture and new struggles for people of color in big cities like Boston and Harlem.
Haley gives the reader a feeling of inspiration and strength because Malcolm X died fighting for what he believed was right for blacks in America and human beings in general. The Autobiography of Malcolm X paints a picture of who Malcolm X was and what racism looked like from the 1920s to the 1960s in America. Alex Haley’s book shows what Malcolm X felt throughout his life. Even though Malcolm X did not have a good life he was still able to use his struggles to try to make things better for people in America. He discussed issues about racism, religion, and politics that were important and controversial during his lifetime.
He learns about the struggles and what exactly it meant to be in a battle war. His grandpa words were true about the war of the African American. This is what motivated him to move forward and complete his speech. With his hard work and determination, he was able to gain fame by the white man. On the other hand, the protagonist role was plausible since he was able to gain scholarship from the white man.