Final Socratic

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  1. At first glance, the character Jesse in James Baldwin’s “Going to Meet the Man” seems like a reprehensible character. But consider what the title suggests, that we will meet “the Man” in the story, yet a good portion of the narrative is dedicated to an event that happened to Jesse as a young boy. What is Baldwin suggesting about this event in Jesse’s childhood? Is this event crucial in understanding how the boy became the man? What does it have to say about the kind of man Jesse is? After seeing what Jesse went through as a child, does that make us more sympathetic toward him? Is Baldwin suggesting a relationship between Jesse’s childhood experience and Southern racism? If so, what does this relationship suggest about racism? Is Baldwin suggesting that racism is a culturally learned phenomenon, and as such it is something to be pitied in racist people?

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