The Soul Of Black Folk Analysis

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Imagine living in a world where people will despise you for something as diminutive as your skin color; Where people would deny you of medical attention even at urgent times as in life or death situations because they do not like people of “your kind”. In the autobiography, The Soul of Black Folk written by William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois , Du Bois talks about the struggles of being black in America, the right way to go about being black in America, and how black people resisted hating the white people. The themes of the book are the existence of the veil, double consciousness, and the importance of education. The purpose of this paper is to give you my insight of the book and if you read the book, maybe see what I see. The Soul of Black Folk is about W. E. B. Du Bois’s life as a “free” black man in America. Although it was published before the Civil Rights Movement, it had a huge toll on it. Du Bois tells us about how the world is divided by the color line, which is not literally a visible line, but a line where privileged white folks are on one side of the line and oppressed black people are on the other side. He called his experience made by the color line The Veil-that can only be experienced by African Americans. That is where the double consciousness comes into play. In the book double consciousness means how one part of…show more content…
I listened to the audio book on YouTube and I kept falling asleep and kept having to rewind it to the part where I stopped listening because it was not grasping my attention at all. That was the only downfall of the book, besides that it was a very powerful piece of literature. If I had to choose one line to describe the book I would choose his second chapter opener which is “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Thos words basically tell the whole story because every problem Du Bois addresses in the book is because of the color

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