Black Boy Chapter 2
<ul><li>Richard grows taller and bigger and seeks the company of big boys.  </li></ul><ul><li>Usually, the conversation am...
<ul><li>All their anger against the whites gets released through impersonation and curses.  </li></ul><ul><li>This is how ...
<ul><li>One day, Richard and Leon find their mother in a comatose state.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>After calling the neighbors and a doctor, they find that she has had a stroke and that her entire left side is par...
<ul><li>Meanwhile, Richard has stopped eating and sleepwalks.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>His relatives decide that Richard and his brother will be separated to live with different families. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Richard, however, is given a choice of which he would like to live with.  </li></ul><ul><li>Although jealous of hi...
<ul><li>After moving, Uncle Clark and Aunt Jody decide to enroll Richard in school immediately.  </li></ul><ul><li>At scho...
<ul><li>On his way home, he finds a ring in the street.  </li></ul><ul><li>Taking out the stone and leaving the ring's pro...
<ul><li>Mr. Burton, the owner and former occupant of Uncle Clark's house stops by one evening.  </li></ul><ul><li>He tells...
<ul><li>Frightened by the prospect of ghosts, Richard cannot fall asleep in his bed. </li></ul><ul><li>He asks his uncle t...
<ul><li>One evening, Richard takes the water pail to fill outside and drops it in his sleepiness.  </li></ul><ul><li>Wet a...
<ul><li>Afterwards, Richard tells his uncle that her wishes to return to Jackson.  </li></ul><ul><li>He leaves by train th...
<ul><li>Richard does not return to school in Jackson. Instead, he stays at home and watches his mother grow increasingly s...
<ul><li>He ceases to react to her: &quot;My feelings were frozen.&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>Wright explains that these expe...
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Black Boy Chapter 3

  1. 1. Black Boy Chapter 2
  2. 2. <ul><li>Richard grows taller and bigger and seeks the company of big boys. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually, the conversation among the friends is racial discrimination. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>All their anger against the whites gets released through impersonation and curses. </li></ul><ul><li>This is how they spend their free time. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>One day, Richard and Leon find their mother in a comatose state. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>After calling the neighbors and a doctor, they find that she has had a stroke and that her entire left side is paralyzed. </li></ul><ul><li>When his grandmother arrives, they move Ella to Jackson, Mississippi where all of her relatives have gathered. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Meanwhile, Richard has stopped eating and sleepwalks. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>His relatives decide that Richard and his brother will be separated to live with different families. </li></ul><ul><li>His brother, it has been decided, will move to Detroit with Aunt Maggie to finish his schooling </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Richard, however, is given a choice of which he would like to live with. </li></ul><ul><li>Although jealous of his brother who is moving to the North, Richard chooses to live Uncle Clark in Greenwood, the closest location to Jackson. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>After moving, Uncle Clark and Aunt Jody decide to enroll Richard in school immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>At school, Richard is accepted by his peers after standing his ground during a fight. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>On his way home, he finds a ring in the street. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking out the stone and leaving the ring's prongs standing up, the ring becomes a makeshift weapon. </li></ul><ul><li>The next day at school, no one challenges him to fight after seeing his weapon and Richard knows that he has truly been accepted. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Mr. Burton, the owner and former occupant of Uncle Clark's house stops by one evening. </li></ul><ul><li>He tells Richard about how his own dead son had once lived in Richard's room and slept in Richard's bed. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Frightened by the prospect of ghosts, Richard cannot fall asleep in his bed. </li></ul><ul><li>He asks his uncle to let him sleep on the sofa in the front room. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>One evening, Richard takes the water pail to fill outside and drops it in his sleepiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Wet and tired, he lets out a string of swear words. </li></ul><ul><li>Aunt Jody hears his foul language and later that night, Uncle Clark whips Richard. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Afterwards, Richard tells his uncle that her wishes to return to Jackson. </li></ul><ul><li>He leaves by train the very next Saturday. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Richard does not return to school in Jackson. Instead, he stays at home and watches his mother grow increasingly sick. </li></ul><ul><li>After being taken away for an operation in Clarksdale, Richard knows that his mother has gone out of his life. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>He ceases to react to her: &quot;My feelings were frozen.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Wright explains that these experiences with his mother - and all his suffering - acted as motivation for his interest in intellectual activity, the only thing that made him feel alive. </li></ul>

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