The Argument Of The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

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The argument of The Autobiography of Malcolm X is that the Nation of Islam permanently changed Malcolm’s life. Before he joined the Nation and found Allah, he was involved with drugs, hustlers, and prostitution. Malcolm then goes to jail for stealing a watch and becomes known throughout the prison for his anti-religious ways, earning the nickname “Satan.” Malcolm receives a letter from his brother, Reginald, where Reginald tells Malcolm not to eat any more pork or smoke any more cigarettes, that he can show him how to get out of prison. Malcolm heeds Reginald’s instructions and soon the entire prison is talking about how “Satan didn’t eat pork.”
After his sister successfully gets Malcolm transferred to Norfolk prison, Reginald is the sibling chosen to go visit him and try to get him to convert to the Nation of Islam. Reginald talks about how Allah has 360° knowledge and makes him think about how the white devil had been causing problems in his life without him even knowing it. Malcolm then says, “When Reginald left, he left me rocking with some of the first serious
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The Nation encouraged Malcolm to take hold of his life and adapt a better lifestyle. He got out of drugs, violence, and illegal activity and began to devote his life to Allah. First he gave up smoking and consuming pork, not a big deal but a change. Then he began to educate himself. He learned how to read and write better, as well as use proper grammar, all so he could contact Mr. Muhammad and learn more of his teachings. Malcolm is so impacted by the Nation of Islam that he tries to recruit some of his former criminal friends so that they, too, might be saved through the grace of Allah. Malcolm has been changed for the better and he believes in the power of Allah so much so that he wants his friends to be saved by Allah, and that is proof of how large an impact the Nation had on

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