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Wright Paints Pictures for His Audience There is nothing like the strong smell of coal oil and mackerel fish to wake ones senses Wright 226 Richard Wright uses various settings to create and showcase a realistic view of young Daves world He creates vivid scenes that paint a picture in ones head and through these paintings the reader is able to see what is actually happening in the story Wright uses subtle descriptions of Daves surroundings that inform the reader of what time of day it is or how a room is without directly telling the reader Wright first and foremost uses setting to help create the story of Dave He creates Daves surroundings to show where Dave is coming from as a person and what kinds of things he has had to live with and without Wright uses setting to create Dave as a character also Through his use of setting Wright lets the reader know that Dave is a poor African American who works all day for very little pay and lives with his family in a small house His family relies on an oil lamp to light the room at night Without that lamp Dave would be unable to read the catalogue He had to draw the oil lamp close to be able to read it Wright 228 Dave had to live without a lot of things that people take for granted nowadays like real toilet paper electricity and free time Through setting we know that Dave worked from early in the morning when the sun comes up to late in the afternoon through paling light Wright 226 Wright also tells us that it is summer time which means the days are a lot longer and Dave works longer days On the way home he stops at Joes store where a yellow lantern glowed from the front porch Wright 226 By the time Dave got to the store after work
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