The Library card is an education-related story by Richard Wright. In this story shows important of education in human life. Four levels for this text literal comprehension, interpretation, critical thinking/ analysis, and assimilation are:
The Library Card
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
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The essay ‘The Library Card’ was written by Richard Wright. One morning he reads an article on H.L. Mencken. He likes that article so much. He makes his mind to read more books of that writer. Then he approaches one of the Catholic English officers whom he was already got books from the library. Mr. Falk lends him library card when he entered the library by ranging this library card. The librarian looked at him doubtfully, however, gives him two books by Mencken. The books name A Book of Prefaces & next prejudices. He read those books. He inspired to write like the author but he realized his inability. However, he borrowed more books to make himself educate. Then he starts identifying himself through those books.
Maybe this essay trying to show us that importance of education, library & library card in the life of human being. Where the library can help us to educate himself or herself without going to school as well as colleges. Also, a strong desire of a man is the best way of being a success, reading makes our life better & meaningful as well as live a comfortable life. Maybe it also displays racial discrimination between Negroes & white Americans.
In this essay, Richard is an education lover who was very much inspired at the books. And it also inspired me a lot. However I have some doubts with some statements of this text,
- Can a man easily make himself educate without going to school or colleges?
- Can a man easily read the books without earlier going schools?
- Was there is such a great racial discrimination between the black & the whites?
- Hence, I am not fully satisfied with this text.
Before reading this text I have not a good knowledge of library & library card, also I am not conscious about the education. But after reading this text I came to know that Importance of education & library in the life of humans. So, I have decided to read more books to make myself educate to live a comfortable life.
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