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Transcript of Black Boy
No connection to his father
Father abandons the family leaving them to starve
Mother has to find a job to support her family
Wright's mother forces him to face his attackers
Preacher is invited over, Wright gets mad that the preacher eats all the chicken
Wright's mother goes to court to get alimony
Wright gets put in an orphan home temporarily
Wright is forced to confront his father, but won't accept his money
Twenty-five years later, Wright visits his father and forgives him Genre an autobiography (non-fiction)
a self-written account of the life of a person
Biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints; an autobiography, however, may be based entirely on the writer's memory. Bio Richard Nathaniel Wright was born September 4, 1908 in Roxie, Mississippi. -Imagery
-Point of View: 1st
-Motivation: Pride & Fear
-Internal & External Conflict
-Theme: Forgive and forget the autobiography connects to contemporary literature because it talks about the hard and depressing life of Richard Wright's childhood. "Autobiography." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 06 Mar. 2013. Web. 03 June 2013.
"Black Boy." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 28 May 2013. Web. 03 June 2013.
"Richard Wright (author)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 06 Mar. 2013. Web. 03 June 2013.
"Richard Wright Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 03 June 2013.
Wright, Richard. Black Boy. London: Vintage, 2000. Print. Published his first short story when he was 16 years old in a newspaper. Died on November 28, 1960 in Paris, France of a heart attack. In 1937, Wright moved to New York because he was told that he could make it big as a writer. Richard Wright Erick Alfaro
Sergio Nevarez Literary Analysis Connection to American Contemporary Literature Moved to France in 1946 and became an expatriate