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Black Boy

Black Boy

by Richard Wright

Isolation Quotes

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Quote #10

Alone, they said, a man was weak; united with others, he was strong. Therefore, they habitually feared a man who stood alone. Communism spelt the unity of human life, and when a Communist, newly risen from his oppressed isolation and feeling strange and lonely because of it, saw another man seeking seclusion, he became afraid of him. (2.19.379)

This was kind of obvious, Dick. It’s in the name. Commun-ism. People who believe in community. Of course they think loners are weirdos. Duh.

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