Langston Hughes's Works on the Theme of Slavery in America Analytical Essay by Peerless

Langston Hughes's Works on the Theme of Slavery in America
An analysis of two of this author's short stories, "Cora Unashamed" and "Feet Live Their Own Life" , as examples of the standard theme of racial prejudice seen in his work.
# 9621 | 1,660 words | 5 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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The paper begins with a brief biography of Langston Hughes. A summary and analysis of two of his short stories follows, demonstrating his use of the theme of racial prejudice and black slavery in America as in most of his works. The imagery used in each story to illustrate his points is examined.

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"Langston Hughes was a renowned African-American writer, poet, playwright and lecturer who used the themes of racial prejudice and white-and black- American conflict in his literary works. He was known for publishing book volumes of different kinds of poetry, and for his love of jazz music. Born in Missouri, James Langston Hughes was said to be born to an "abolitionist family," wherein he was a relative of the first Black American to be elected in public office, which is John Mercer Langston (Jackson 2002). Hughes' life was always full of adventure and travels, and these experiences helped him create different plots and settings for his literary works. Hughes was already writing poems during his high school years, and even published his works in the school organ, the Central High Monthly."

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