|Plot Summary of What's Going On|
|"Nathan McCall's autobiography is more like a commentary on what it is like growing up as a black man in the inner city. His effective telling of his own life is highly reflective and insightful to fully understanding the harshness of life for the black male. Although he has overcome a hard beginning and achieved a degree of "success," McCall never forgets his beginnings and lets the reader experience all the trials and tribulations, the peaks and valleys, and the humor and pathos of such an existence."
Reginald D. Garrard, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of What's Going On|
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Political/social rights fight
- fighting for social change
- minorities fighting for rights
- fights between different pol/social groups
If this is a culture clash:
- minority culture living in majority area
Subject of Biography
- Smarter than most other people
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Lot of foul language?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 51-75% of book
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