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Black Boy
Black Boy
by Richard Wright

Black Boy Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Themes
Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Violence
Violence Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Isolation
Isolation Quotes
Literature and Writing
Literature and Writing Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Education
Education Quotes
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Brief Summary
Characters
Richard Wright (Dick)
Timeline
Mrs. Wright (Ella Wilson Wright)
Mr. Wright (Nathaniel Wright)
"Granny" Wilson
Grandpa Wilson (Papa, Richard Wilson)
Ella
Richard's Aunts and Uncles
The Communists
Griggs
Mrs. Moss and Bess Moss
Mr. Olin and Harrison
White People Who Are Nice to Richard
Character Clues
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Hunger
The North
Silence
Illness
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Epigraph?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis
Three-Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Study Questions
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quiz 1: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz
Quiz 1: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz Flashcards
Quiz 1: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz True or False
Quiz 2: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz
Quiz 2: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz Flashcards
Quiz 2: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz True or False
Quiz 3: Symbols Quiz
Quiz 3: Symbols Quiz Flashcards
Quiz 3: Symbols Quiz True or False
Quiz 4: Red Scare Quiz
Quiz 4: Red Scare Quiz Flashcards
Quiz 4: Red Scare Quiz True or False
Quiz 5: He Works Hard For the Money Quiz
Quiz 5: He Works Hard For the Money Quiz Flashcards
Quiz 5: He Works Hard For the Money Quiz True or False
Essay
Black Boy
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
The Great Debate
Tomes on an Adolescent Existence
The Black Boy Budget
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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