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Richard Wright grew up without any support from anyone for anything he attempted to do He appeared to not care about anyone but himself for he did what he wanted and did not accept any negativity from anyone no matter what race they were He would defend himself against people trying to stop him from doing something and in his autobiography Black Boy he showed us what it meant to be a black child growing up in the south during the early 1900s He also showed us the difficulties that came with trying to go against what was preset for him and the triumphs he accomplished Although Richard Wright was discouraged by people telling him a black man could never be successful as an author he uses this disheartenment as motivation to pursue a career in writing While going to his bedroom daily to pray for an hour Richard remembers some old Indian stories he once read and chooses to write a story of his own to pass the time Once he was through he realized that although the story had no context at all he had never before accomplished something so great and he was excited Wright decided to read the story to his black neighbor who when he was finished stared at him and asked him why he wrote it Her lack of enthusiasm at first discouraged him because he was happy about this accomplishment it being his first short story Although he was disappointed that soon changed for when he thought of her inability to grasp what hehad done or was trying to do somehow gratified him Afterwards whenever he thought of her reaction he smiled happily for some unaccountable reason Wright 121 Her reaction to his first short story although not appreciative was the first time Wright realized he had a talent in writing so he wrote more in hopes of someday being known for it While on a job interview
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