Malcolm X in his autobiography versus interview Can someone compare Malcolm's attitude in this interview: and  his autobiography in terms of how angry he describes himself but cool and collected he really is.  In his autobiography he describes himself as the angriest black man contrary to what he really seems to be in his interviews. Why so?  Also what does the interview symbolize in terms of the book and vice versa? How does the autobio and the video show the different sides of Malcolm?

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I think the interview shows some maturity.  Also, there is a different audience for the book and the interview.  Audience really affects the story one tells.  You cannot look your reader in the eye, but you can look your interviewer in the eye.  In addition, viewers might see you or hear you in an interview.

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