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Uncle Toms Revolutionaries Throughout the novel Uncle Toms Children Richard Wright clearly lays out his communist agenda and basically gives blacks an instruction manual on how to achieve their freedom through Communism Wright systematically plays on southern blacks concerns and religious values to sway them to communism He uses clever methods to attempt to change such a large and varied groups way of thinking Long Black Song is the first story in Uncle Toms Children where a black person really stands up for himself against white men and gets something no matter how insignificant accomplished in doing so Silas the protagonist finds that his wife Sarah has slept with a white man so Silas killed him well aware of the consequences of doing such a thing Throughout the story Silas expresses his pride in having his own farm that no man can touch In the end when the white men come to lynch Silas he chooses to go down with his property He screams at Sarah Ahm gonna be hard like they isWhen they come fer me Ahm gonna be here Wright 125 This is symbolic in that Silas property represents his accomplishments and integrity and he would rather die with it than give into white men and eventually die alone anyway Silas stands with his cause no matter what the cost - the ideal revolutionary In Fire And Cloud Wright really starts to emphasize Communism as a way for black Americans to escape persecution and discrimination Reverend Taylor meets with representatives of the communist party - Hadley a white man and Green a black man This is the first time in the novel that white and black men are united for a common cause Wright would have the reader believe that in the Communist party there are no racial barriers Hadley Green and Reverend Taylor organize a march on city hall to demand aid from the state for the famine thats going on Reverend
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