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Hunger the word that is thrown around so often that it lost its true meaning Todays middle class citizens cant really relate to true physical hunger Hunger for most of us is when there is nothing that we like to eat around the house and so skip a meal or two This cant even compare to the days that Richard endures without food Physical hunger is not the only hunger that Richard experience in his life Richard suffers from emotional and educational hungers as well He seeks association with others and simple books to read Both of which are things that most people take for granted This autobiography Black Boy by Richard Wright manifests what it is like to desire simple things From a very early age and for all his life afterwards Richard experiences physical hunger Hunger stole upon me slowly that at first I was not aware of what hunger really meant Hunger had always been more or less at my elbow when I played but now I began to wake up at night to find hunger standing at my bedside staring at me gauntly 16 After the disappearance of Richards father he began to notice constant starvation This often reappears in his life The type of hunger that Richard describes is worse than one who has not experienced real hunger can even imagine Once again I knew hunger biting hunger hunger that made my body aimlessly restless hunger that kept me on edge that made my temper flare hunger that made hate leap out of my heart like the dart of a serpents tongue hunger that created in me odd cravings 119 This is because hunger has always been a part of Richards lifestyle he cant even imagine eating meat every day This simple thing would be a miracle to him yet to most of the people here in America it is nothing Emotional hunger is also a great part of Richards
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