"Little Scarlet" Analytical Essay by writingsensation

"Little Scarlet"
Examines the book, "Little Scarlet" by Walter Mosley about the Watts riots.
# 67877 | 2,200 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 23, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Racism)

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"Little Scarlet", by Walter Mosley, uniquely exemplifies the two categories of history and mystery or an historical mystery. The paper examines Mosley's novel which is based in the Los Angeles suburb of Watts at the height of the devastating race riots of 1965.

From the Paper:

"Yet to say that the riots were caused by a lengthy history of racism and police brutality raises a more complex question: What did they accomplish? After Rawlins is set upon and nearly killed by another black man in a back alley, he thinks of the riots as a random mugging and worse: a case of black-on-black violence. The riots were no different than that attack, he realizes. "There was no real winner. Fear on one side, defeat on the other." As easily as Rawlins wonders about himself and his chances for a better future, Mosley carefully draws out the lingering psychological effect of racism."

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