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I'm writing an essay on Richard Wright's "A Man Who Was Almost a Man," but I'm not sure...
Topic: The Man Who Was Almost a Man
I'm writing an essay on Richard Wright's "A Man Who Was Almost a Man," but I'm not sure what I want the thesis to be about.
We all know that he was a childish and not too smart but that is the whole focus of the story. I know there is some imagery in the story, but I have already written a paper on imagery in "Eveline." What can I write about? Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Perhaps a comparison and commentary on how society determines when a young person is "mature" would suffice. The idea of a 17-year-old boy purchasing a gun (legally) is unthinkable today, but didn't seem out of the ordinary in the story. In your analysis, include which era's approach to determining maturity makes more sense.
Posted by djwalker1 on October 7, 2009 at 3:12 AM (Answer #1)
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