International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 11 (2017)

“I’m a bad man”: When Langston Hughes traduces the reflexive bad effects of white people’s racism on black individuals who refuse “Feelin blue” in his poem "Bad man" or the blues poem


Beugre Zouankouan Stephane

This paper aims to study the bad effects of racism on blacks psychology, resulting in the acceptance of racial and negative social constructed stereotypes such as considering oneself as being a bad man. The acceptance of such negative stereotypes cast on blacks by white people, is possible because some blacks reject the fact of feelin blue. This aspect highlights the use, need and importance of blues in blacks lives in a racist environment. Following a sociocriticism, psychoanalytic, and stylistics perspectives; this paper reveals that blues is very important in blacks lives and especially in their relationship with racist white people because without blues they end up thinking they are bad persons. That is why Hughes writes a blues poem in order to justify how much blues has been important for blacks to overcome and bear the racist society of white people considered as the edge of hell.
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