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The Library Card: Richard Wright

Literal Comprehension:

“The Library Card” is written by Richard Wright, a black author in America. As soon as a negro boy was studying the newspaper “The American Mercury” on which he noticed a white man referred to as H.L. Mencken being abused by one other white man. He bought stunned since he used to suppose that solely negroes have been hated, however not a white man. The article was livid denunciation during which Mencken was referred to like an idiot. Subsequently, he turned curious to know extra about Mencken and was extremely impressed to learn his books. Nonetheless, blacks should not be allowed to go to the library. They have been disadvantaged in the library playing cards. 

Thankfully, he was ready to make use of the library playing cards of a white man in his workplace and browse two books by H.Okay. Mencken. Consequently, he discovered himself in a special world. He perceives the explanation of why Mencken was hated by his personal individuals. He had talked in regards to the equality between whites and blacks. The person he reads the extra he perceives the truth. On this method, the boy all the time went to the library and browse the e-book extra critically. After studying many books, he understood his boss and he realized that he had been lacking a vital factor in life. Up to that point. Studying turned like a drug to him. So, he wished to turn an author he needed to know so many issues and folks properly.

That is why he introduced English grammars for studying English, however, he discovered the English higher from novels than grammar, after studying many novels realized the struggling of slaves, suppression and violent operation of merciless regulation by the white in opposition to the black. So, he did not wish to stay the lifetime of a slave dwelling within the south due to his schooling. As he was within the minority, he could not struggle in opposition to the white both. On this method, his schooling mad him completely different from other blacks. So, he could not neglect the pathetic state of affairs of black simply. Subsequently, on the finish having felt incompleteness in himself to grow to be an author, he turned very unhappy. 


The author could also be making an attempt to inform us that schooling is the supremely essential decoration of life. The extra ones read the extra information one perceives in regards to the vastness and thriller of the world. In this story, a negro boy turns into curious to learn increasingly after studying a newspaper editorial during which Mencken is severely criticized. His thirst for studying improve. Consequently, he begins studying loads. Studying makes him acutely aware in regards to the painful situation and struggling of the blacks and adjustments his angle in the direction of life and the world. On this method, his schooling makes him completely different from others. Consequently, he perceives the discrimination, injustice, and inequalities between whites and blacks. 

Critical Thinking:

After studying this story we learned that the white individuals behave Negro fairly savagely. However we all know that the USA is a extremely democratic nation. In such a nation, how can we imagine that blacks are handled so savagely? Is not there obligatory schooling for all? How can a boy forge the letter if he’s uneducated and if he’s discriminated? Was the black’s freedom realty seized? So, we aren’t completely satisfied with the concepts of the story.


Earlier than studying this story I used to suppose that English could possibly be learned by the use of English grammar. However, after studying it, I do know that we are able to guess the which means of a brand new phrase based on the context slightly than utilizing the dictionary often furthermore, I perceive that schooling is supremely precious. So, I’ve determined to proceed with my schooling to her greater diploma for making my life significant.

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