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In Richard Wright's short story,

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20/102 H14 Liu, Jiani What Does It Mean To Be A Man? Man Who Was Almost a Man,by Richard Wright "The Man Who Was Almost A Man" Richard Wright achievement of Manhood Growing up in the early 1900's was arduous. Families, such as Dave's, were challenged with the realities of poverty, and emotional conflicts. ...read more.

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Therefore, Wright is providing logical arguments about Dave's maturity when events involving Dave turn into adverse circumstances. Dave was desperate to grow up. What Dave doesn't realize is that in his friends and family's eyes he seems ignorant, not realizing that the way he's trying to grow up he's doing what a child would do and is thinking childish. ...read more.

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On the contrary I think it makes him less of a man because he needs a weapon in order to protect, defend himself. In life, there are many decisions that everyone must make. And with decision-making comes consequences, some that we are ready for, and some that we may not be ready for. Wright portrays a young man who wants to be a man, but shows that he is clearly unprepared for manhood and the consequences that come with that responsibility. ...read more.

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