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Richards HungersHave you ever experienced real hunger The kinds of hungers thatRichard experiences in Black Boy are not evident in the society where you and I reside The present middle class citizens cannot really relateto true physical hunger Hunger for most of us is when there is nothingthat we desire to eat around the house and therefore skip one meal Thiscannot even compare to the days that Richard endures without food Physical hunger however is not the only hunger apparent in Richards life Richard suffers from emotional and educational hungers as well He yearns for such things as mere association with others and simple books to read Both of which are things that most people take for granted This efficacious autobiography Black Boy by Richard Wright manifests what it is like to desire such simple paraphernaliaFrom a very early age and for much of his life thereafter Richard experiences chronic 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 Soon after the disappearance of Richards father he begins to notice constant starvation This often reappears in his ensuing life The type of hunger that Richard describes is worse than one who has not experienced chronic 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 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 Because hunger has always been a part of Richards lifestyle he cannot even imagine eating meat every day This simple privilege would be a miracle to him yet
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