by Richard Wright
Black Boy Society and Class Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Section.Chapter.Paragraph)
My comrades had known me, my family, my friends; they, God knows, had known my aching poverty. But they had never been able to conquer their fear of the individual way in which I acted and lived, an individuality which life had seared into my blood and bones. (2.19.403)
Who’s afraid of the big, bad Richard? And what exactly is so scary about individuality?