CliffsNotes on Black Boy chronicles the alienation of the author – not only from white society, but from his own people. Richard Wright’s novel is a cry of anguish in the face of the human condition and the tragedy that comes when an individual struggles to overcome it.
With this study guide, you’ll experience the events and the unique tone of the novel. Background about the life of the author will help shed light on the novel’s themes. Other features that help you study include
- Character analyses of major players
- Chapter summaries and commentaries
- Critical essays
- Character genealogy chart
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- Review questions and suggested essay topics
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Table of ContentsLife of the Author.
List of Characters.