I need to see how Black shows these themes in the book in Part I ONLY. (i didn't read part II)
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Those are some big themes that would take a lot of space. I think much of what happens to Wright is a reflection of many of these themes put together; they are not mutually exclusive. Racism is not merely a problem of Blacks and Whites. It is woven into the fabric of the society that Wright lives in. Wright struggles with the day to day symptoms of the disease of racism. The tragedy, as Wright sees it, is that racism makes up the fundamental culture of America; it is impossible to change. Wright rebells in traditional ways; he steals, hangs out with a "bad crowd" and drinks. Conformity plays into this as well. He struggles to fit in amidst living under a background of ultra-orthodox religion. He shuffles between his sick mother, crazy religious grand mother, uncles and aunts. Wright flirts with the Black movement, Atheism and Communism. He ends the book by resolving to use his writing to search for a way to start a revolution: he thinks that everyone has a "hunger" for life that needs to be filled, and for him, writing is his way to the human heart.