The following essay will explain why the subtitle American Hunger of the book Black Boy by Richard Wright is appropriate. Richard, the main character in the book, had two different kinds of hunger. He had real hunger, and he had figurative hunger. Both of these characteristics had a big influence on his life in America.
Richard Wright was a young black male in the southern states of America, where there were still racial conflicts between blacks and whites in the mid 1920's. He lived in poverty and often did not have enough food to