Antwone Fisher

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When a person thinks about hunger, food comes to mind. We never think of hunger as anything else. In Black Boy, by Richard Wright, a young boy faces many different types of hunger. Huger for equality, and Huger for answers to his ever ending questions. Mostly like the movie, Antwone Fisher.

Throughout Richard's life he was treated as if he were from another planet. He was always considered to be different and an outcast. Antwone Fisher was born to an imprisoned woman. He was last with his mother when he was two months old, before being sent to a foster home, where he was emotionally, verbally and physically abused by others. Their backgrounds are pretty identical with violence, abuse, and anger. They were always disliked by the society around them even though they didn't do anything.

Richard was so eager to learn that he kept constantly asking questions, and if his questions were left unanswered he would let his imagination take over. Antwone was confused about the way the people treated him. There are also quite a lot of comparisions between Richard's grand ma and Antwone's foster mother. They were both very religious and abused them in some way, which leads more questions for Richard and Antwone.

Universal theme of these stories is that if you believe that you can achieve in anything, most likely you will achieve in many things in life. In Black Boy, Richard Wright did not believe he could do anything to improve his life. Once he started to believe he could do things on his own, he moved out of the South to become that great American author. And in the movie Antwone Fisher, Antwone got his family after going through all the pain with out giving up.

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