Black Boy

Do you think Granny really does care for Richard? Why or why not?

Black Boy by Richard Wright

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A strict Seventh Day Adventist, Granny is strict and religiously moralistic when she raises Richard and his brother during periods when Ells is too ill to take care of the boys herself. She has no faith in Richard's abilities, and instead disciplines him through physical punishment. I suppose that in her own way she does care about Richard but only knows how through the lens of her own history and experience.