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In richard wright's short story the man who lived underground, the protagonist escapes from society's stereotype of an african american male by hiding underground after the protagonist returns to the worlds, he experiences the ultimate punishment. The underground man continues to describe himself he is overly conscious, a developed man who possesses far more consciousness than is necessary for survival in the nineteenth century narrow-minded, active people, in contrast, have the perfect amount of consciousness of reality to go. In his short story the man who was almost a man richard wright put an extreme emphasis on this idea of knowing who one is because the main character, david saunders, was struggling to know.
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