Jackie Robinson And The American Dilemma Analysis

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Jackie Robinson and the American Dilemma - When John R. M. Wilson wrote this book he foreshadowed a timeline with an essay of Jackie Robinson's life. It showed in great detail that his focus when writing the book wasn't mainly on Jackie Robinson's baseball career, which every other Jackie Robinson biography written is about. His focus was what other authors failed to mention in their book, Jackie Robinson's life behind baseball. What Jackie Robinson went through in life starting with when he was a child till he died. While the author went through the era of Jackie's life, he also talked about his lifestyle before, during, and after being a famous black male athlete living his dream and nightmare all in one. Throughout the book the author argued …show more content…
These 3 chapters were the first point of the timeline the author foreshadows. The author does a great job detailing Jackie's growing up era and summing it up in three chapters.The author describes what it was like for Jackie all the struggles and success that came upon him and his family at the time. He compared and related his life to everything else going on through America. The main focus of the author when comparing and relating these situations was segregation and everything that came along with it. The author brings up focus in the first two chapters. By “brings up” I mean he shows it but doesn't go into deep, main detail about it. In the third chapter he is when he starts to emphasize it by naming the chapter “The Limits of a Wilder World”. “The limits of a wilder world” means Jackie “world” was expanding too big and great opportunities but his limitations as being a black male were getting smaller. The third chapter is when the author starts the story of segregation in Jackie's life. The chapter of the title of the second point on the timeline The fourth chapter “ the limits of baseball” projects the thesis of the essay referred and explains the second point (The Limits of A Wider World). The reason being, it tells about him starting to play baseball for money and what had to be done for him to play and how they got him to …show more content…
The author used a sports term referring to baseball term to signify his focus on things that happened outside of baseball, while relating everything to baseball, which he did throughout the whole book. For some reason it stands out more during this chapter than the whole book. Chapters five through seven are the body of the essay referred to in the intro to this review. The reason being, they contain the climax of the biography. The author could have and probably should have carried the climax through the eighth chapter to declutter and smooth out what he was trying to say. He did do a great job of arranging the events. It just wasn't as clear as it could have

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