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Poverty In the early 1900s poverty among black people was a major issue in their way of life For Richard it made food scarce shelter inconsistent and education incomplete Poverty had many affects on Richards life Food was one of the essentials that Richard needed the most but became scarce due to poverty When Richards father left his family money became hard to get so they couldnt buy enough food to fill themselves each meal This was when Richard first started to feel hunger This feeling stayed with him for the rest of his life When Richards mother had her stroke their source of income quickly disappeared Once again the family did not have enough money to buy as much food as they needed Since they didnt have enough food Richard could only eat small amounts of food at a time Food is a necessity for every day living Shelter was also a huge factor that was affected by Richards poverty His family had to move around a lot because they didnt have enough money to pay the rent all of the time Because they didnt have enough money to stay when they did move they didnt live in nice houses or areas Richard almost always lived in areas with a lot of prostitution and crime He and his mother finally moved into his grandmothers house The situation was not much better there either Richard was constantly chastised and beaten and even more often when his relatives moved in Poverty strongly affected Richards environment and shelter Poverty had many affects on Richards life It put his education on hold his shelter unlivable and food hard to get a hold of Poverty is a terrible thing and it affects many people in this world Most people who live in poverty as a child basically give up on life but Richard Wright was different He grew up and became an achieved author
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