The Man Who Lived Underground

by Richard Wright

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How does the use of imagery in "The Man Who Lived Underground" and "Young Goodman Brown" develop the theme of a "journey"?

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The imagery in "The Man Who Lived" is that of dark, dirty sewers while the imagery of "Young Goodman" is that of forests and color, even though the color and light of the forest is beset with darkness of night and the eerie shadows of fire. The journey each takes leads through their own darkness to a dark realization about the true nature of the lives of people around them, realizations that are surprisingly similar.

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