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Black Boy

Black Boy

by Richard Wright

Society and Class Quotes

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Quote #10

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?

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