Since the mid-1920s, the fundamental concern of American writers has been the phenomenon of deceit and reality and the struggle for self-definition as members of society. Black people in the United States have struggled to implement racial equality among members of society, especially after the declaration of their country's independence. Many achievements have been made in many areas over the last few decades, but the problem of ethnic conflict has not been completely resolved. The novel demonstrated blind fanaticism in the South and its negative effects on society. The Numerous difficulties in Wright's family life are directly or indirectly the result of racial discrimination. When Wright enters the world of labor, he discovers widespread and terrible racism in society. Thus, the autobiography finishes with Wright's flight to the South and the discriminatory conditions he faces there. The novel investigates the issue of racism not just as a detestable conviction held by evil individuals and as a tricky issue weaved into the very structure holding the system together in general. Wright depicts characters, such as Olin and Pease, as evil individuals. The current research attempts to analyze the sum of critical social problems such as violence, racism, and oppression in the novel. This study aims to create an awareness of racism and oppression using the personal experience of Richard Wright in his autobiography Black Boy.
Shakir, Mutaz Tarik
"The Social Obstacles in Richard Wright’s Black Boy (1945) Novel: Acritical Analysis,"
Journal of STEPS for Humanities and Social Sciences: Vol. 1
, Article 18.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.55384/2790-4237.1028