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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    The final chapter in which we hear Malcolm's voice resonates with me the most. I think that the "1965" chapter lingers with me because it is the last time we hear his voice. Throughout the...

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    Malcolm X was born as Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925. He was raised in a series of foster homes and had a troubled early life. He spent several years in prison, where he became a member...

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    Malcolm X starts to formally teach himself while in prison. I think that there are two levels of "self- teaching" that Malcolm X experiences. The first level is the way that Malcolm spiritually...

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    Near the end of his life, in 1964, Malcolm X took a hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudia Arabia that transformed him. For the first time, he was treated as an equal, not a second class citizen. As...

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    I believe that this question refers to a passage in Chapter 14 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. In that passage, Malcolm talks about his heated conversations with critics of the Nation of Islam....

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    The answer to this question can be found on p. 113 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. If you have an edition with different page numbers, you can find it a couple of pages into Chapter 7, which is...

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    As we learn in the Autobiography of Malcolm X, though Malcolm X started out with very strong black separatist sentiments due to the influence of Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X had a very drastic change...

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    More than many of the more militant social and political activists, Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) experienced a true transformation, from low-level criminal and pimp, to major figure in the...

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    Marcus Garvey appears in the first chapter of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. In that chapter, we are told that Malcolm’s father, the Reverend Earl Little, worked as an organizer for Garvey’s...

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm’s friendship with Shorty helps the future leader of the civil rights movement to adapt to the much larger urban environment of Boston, Massachusetts,...

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    Shorty passes out in court because he does not know what the term "concurrently" means. As the counts and sentences are read aloud, Shorty hears them and becomes overwhelmed: "Shorty,sweating so...

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    The Autobiography of Malcolm X, written by Malcolm and Alex Haley, is replete with references to “playing the numbers.” A small-time version of playing the lottery that was characteristic of...

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    The "they" in the question acquires different levels for Malcolm. On one hand, the "they" can refer to Malcolm's family. Mrs. Little is shown to be one who is skeptical of White governmental...

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    The essay "Prison Studies" appears in Malcolm X's The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The essay details the time Malcolm X spent in prison. During his time in prison, Malcolm X decided to educate...

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    One way in which Malcolm's identity changes over the different phases of his life is through education. It is education that compels him to want to be "class president." A different kind of...

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    The reference to Nat Turner is a historical one. Before the Civil War, Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in 1831. He was a slave and a preacher in Virginia and believed that he had visions sent...

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    First, and most important, you should read the book. This will give you personal insight into the themes and characters that you can't get from any other source. If you find the material difficult,...

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    For Malcolm X, reading proved to be transformational. One reason why reading changed his life was that his time reading in prison was diametrically opposed to anything he did on the outside. His...

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    Malcolm X's purpose in going to Mecca was as much spiritual as it was political. After his well- publicized split with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm was searching for meaning, a way in which to...

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    I would suggest that I think that the primary political purpose of Malcolm X was to suggest an alternative social and political path for people of color during the Civil Rights Era. Malcolm X...

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    Part of the answer to this is that Malcolm X has fully identified himself as someone connected to a larger entity. The private anger that Malcolm feels about events in his own life and events in...

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    As the retelling of the narrative begins to take shape and form, Malcolm recognizes that the autobiography is going to be one of the last elements with which he is associated. I tend to think that...

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    There are a couple of points to make about the quote featured. The first one is that the quote embodies what Malcolm will end up describing as an illusion of freedom for African- Americans....

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    For Malcolm, Mr. Williams' teaching of history fits the overall narrative that he sees between White and African- American communities. It is significant because a young Malcolm realizes that...

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    Malcolm describes the lives of the hustlers as being rooted in the contingent, in the temporal. This state of being is one in which the individual really has no vision of anything beyond what is...

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    The fundamental jealousy lies in how many within the organization perceive Malcolm's meteoric ascendancy with envy and resentment. Few acknowledge how diligent Malcolm works and his unlimited...

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    I think that Malcolm speaks of a general cultural attitude that focuses on discrimination and hatred, as opposed to one specific incident. When he speaks of the "climate of hate," Malcolm refers...

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    I think that some of the most predominant themes in the "Saved" chapter is how Malcolm finds redemption in religion. In my mind, this is probably one of the strongest themes to come out of the...

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    In terms of this historical events that were happening at the time of the "Saved" chapter, I think that Malcolm gives a hint when he says he was writing to President Truman. At this point, World...

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    There will be different answers to this question because I think that the work impacts different people on multiple levels. For me, I was left moved by the power of transformation and the yearning...

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    He plays the saxophone. If you have the Mass Market Edition, it is on page 47.

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    As a child, Malcolm, then known as Malcolm Little, was the son of a Baptist preacher who actively promoted the philosophy of Marcus Garvey, founder of the National Negro Improvement Association,...

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    I think that when assessing the role of who inspired Malcolm X to become the leader he was, I believe that one has to immediately gravitate towards the role of the Honorable Elijah Muhammed. His...

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    We should probably clarify the use of the word "militant" in the question. Fundamentally, Malcolm X has to be seen as a leader that advocated resistance and actively defending oneself in the face...

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    It was his narrative that made Malcolm X so appealing to so many African- Americans. Contrary to the African- American leader who went to a good school, hailed from a good family, and experienced...

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    The primary social climate upon which Malcolm X places his laser- like focus is the condition of racism in America in both its present at the time of writing and in its history. In the most...

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    Undoubtedly, one of the strongest elements of The Autobiography of Malcolm X is how it reflects what it means to be Black in America. in this, the work operates as a form of social history....

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    In looking at the synopsis of Chapter 1, I would pay close attention to how Malcolm examines the role of race in his past. This would involve discussion of Earl Little's preaching of Marcus...

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    This is very broad and will probably be moved to the discussion section. I think that there are a couple of general topics upon which you can speak regarding the work. One overarching theme that...

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    I think that one of the primary differences is one of voice. The Malcolm X that emerges in the Autobiography is told in his voice and through his own experiences. This is filtered through the...

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    The insurance company refuses to pay out its policy for Mrs. Little because they believe that Mr. Little killed himself. They refuse to accept the fact that Malcolm's father's murder was...

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Based on his own timeline and his life along with her own tragic end, I would say that Malcolm's days in New York before he fled to Boston would have to have been the last time he was able to see...

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    If you just read "Hair" by itself, it is closer to a memoir than an autobiography because it focuses on one event in Malcolm X's life. That being said, though, "Hair" is an excerpt from The...

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Malcolm X is shown as a very shrewd and tactical figure in describing his assassination in the "1965" chapter of the book. He understands that those who wish to kill him are very powerful, and...

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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Alex Haley met and worked with Malcolm X a couple of times before they sat down to start the interviews for the book. The interviews eventually covered Malcolm X's life and his first religious...

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    I would pay attention to the last chapters of the Autobiography. Of particular note would be the chapter, "1965." Examining this chapter helps to bring out a particular reason that could be used...

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    Looking at the front cover will generally list the author's name. If you look on the spine of the book, it usually gives the title in larger print, and the author's name below it. If the book is...

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    I think that these sorts of issues are no longer the most important issues in the United States today. In the time that Malcolm X was writing, discrimination against black people was much more...

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    Malcolm’s understanding of self evolves throughout his different stages of life. I use the term “evolve” to indicate a higher spiritual consciousness and I find it appropriate to see how he...

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    Hypocrisy occupies a major presence in the bildungsroman of Malcolm X. At each point in his life when he embraces a way of life, it is the hypocrisy of that order which causes him to be...

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