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The Man Who Was Almost a Man

Date Submitted: 07/03/2002 04:56:00
Category: / Literature / Novels
Length: 2 pages (453 words)
The Man Who Was Almost a Man” In “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Richard Wright, the main character Dave expresses his needs to be acknowledged as an adult. Yet he also exhibits his immaturity and the fact that he is not yet an adult and can not handle adult problems. His actions lead him into trouble that proves the fact that he is still an adolescent who can not handle problems of …
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…avoid his problems more easily. At the end of the story, Dave decides to run away from his problems by running away from everything. His punishment for killing the mule was to pay Mr. Hawkins fifty dollars. Dave carelessly decides at the end, to jump on the next train leaving with his gun. All of these actions prove how immature Dave really is. His thirst for independence is lost due to his lack of maturity.
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