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.
Black Boy is a memoir of racism and racial identity. It describes the difficulty of surviving as a young African-American man in the South. As a boy, Richard sees that some people have lighter skin, and other people darker skin, but he only understands what these distinctions mean, culturally and politically, after observing the bigotry of whites and the fear with which black families live.