Student’s Name Instructor Course Date "The Man Who Lived Underground" In Richard Wright’s story "The Man Who Lived Underground " the protagonist Fred Daniels opted to live in an underground sewerage because he was evading the police. The police were torturing Daniels so that he could confess to murdering a woman and he did not commit the crime (Cappetti 41-68). This is a clear depiction of what the African American endured or continues to endure as the ‘other being’ within a rather repressive cultural context. This is the wonder that is associated with having a dark skin; that is the wonder confessed to killing Peabody. This was because the police felt embarrassed because of they already tortured Daniels and insisted that he was the killer but in reality he was not (Cappetti 41-68). Additionally this was a clear depiction of the oppression that the African Americans go through and the levels of victimization that was present in the society. Since Daniels was of the black race plus he seemed not to understand the reality of having ‘social freedom ’ the police still decided to kill him. Work Cited Cappetti Carla. "Black Orpheus: Richard Wright's" The Man Who Lived Underground"." Melus 26.4 (2001): 41-68. [...]
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