﻿Jared Handler English 101
Baldwin paper 11/19/99
Bypassing the Truth About Reality
Often authors in literature tend to avoid situations in everyday life which portray
controversial issues. Many authors avoid the reality and truth about what is really taking
place in the world, because it’s frightening for many people to cope with the truth.
Because in most cases, the truth hurts. In the essays “Notes of a Native Son” and “Here
be Dragons” Baldwin allows the
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being a black or gay writer. He was about being open to love, no matter what
color or gender a person was. In his writings Baldwin drastically demonstrates the
necessity of recognizing our sins, not just racism and gender preferences, but our refusal
to really know other humans, to accept differences, and to love.
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