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Black Boy

Black Boy

by Richard Wright

Violence Quotes

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Quote #10

I stood recalling how, in my boyhood, I would have fought until blood ran had anyone said anything like that to me. But I was a man now and master of my rage, able to control the surging emotions. I put on my hat and walked to the door. Keep cool, I said to myself. Don’t let this get out of hand. (2.19.376)

Our little arsonist has grown up! It’s nice that, despite all the violence in his life, Richard has become a well-adjusted young adult.

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