Tuesday, March 20, 2007
In the novel we meet only one white who is only briefly mentioned. This novel is purely based upon a certain African-American and his travels. I believe that the lack of whites represents the seperate life and/0r nation that Malcolm X suggests. As our Monday class shifted more towards a defence of Malcolm's ideas, the connection between the novel and actual life(as also depcited in Sitkoff) seemed evident. The racist and active views that Guitar depicts, when in fact he would go as far as murder of the white race, of whites symbolizes the more radical side of Malcolm's solition. However, Milkman seems to be confused with the events involving race around him and doesn't take action against whites like Guitar; therefore he represents the lighter views of Malcolm or even in ways King's anti-violence.