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Free Study Guide-Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin-Free Booknotes
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DECEMBER 15

Summary

The author flies back home after seven weeks of being a Negro and en route dreads the task of telling truths that would make him and his family the target of all the hate groups. His wife and children come to receive him at the airport. Amidst the joy of reunion with his family, there is fear and hate for the racists.


Notes

Todayís entry again describes the sharp contrasting and conflicting emotions of the author on his return home. There is the intensely joyful excitement at seeing his wife and children after seven weeks. Yet amidst the marvelous jubilation of reunion, the hostility and bigotry from which he has just come, also keeps recurring in his mind. Therefore that night at home, though relieved and relaxed, he cannot forget his nerve-wracking experiences as a Negro. The memories of these experiences are still too sharp and raw inside. This is an example of the authorís skill in describing feelings.

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