scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 926
In James Baldwins essay Notes of a Native Son Baldwins father contracted a disease and passed away Similarly in John Widemans collection of Homewood stories Our Time Widemans brother Robby had a friend die of a terminal disease The death of this close relation led both James Baldwin and Roby Wideman into a spiral of remorse and frustration The moment I saw him I knew why I had put off the visit so longI hated himand I wanted to hold onto this hatred Baldwin 61 Baldwin talks about how he hates his father and never wanted to see him Baldwin grew up in a poor family of nine kids and had scarcely enough money to eat Baldwins father would make jokes about their poverty which the family found little humor in but he kept doing it Baldwin despised his father and thought of things to do after he died without fear of getting him mad But this hate was all he had to hold onto He feared that once he saw this man the hate would be gone He did not want to see his father as a ruin It was not a ruin he hated61 Baldwin feared that if he could not cling to his hate he would be forced to deal the sorrow and pain of reality They killed Garth and his dying had killed a part of her sonWideman 761 Robbys mother wanted to blame all the events on someone else She wanted to blame Garths death on the white doctors which then led to Robbys burglary and killing days She is probably like most mothers wanting to place the blame on others than those closest to her Robby lived out his childhood in the ghettos During that time it was really hard for them to be somebody But becoming a nobody was even worse Garth would always tell Robby that he could be somebody Without him there was no reason for
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA