Just like the river, the black man’s soul becomes deep with time.
The waters in these rivers also flow incessantly, a declaration that the human soul will endure all the difficulties.
For the same reason, Socrates had to consume hemlock long ago.
Hughes’ story On the Road echoes similar sentiments.
Hughes promoted a nationalism characterized by not only racial consciousness but also one, which had a cultural inclination, free of self-hate, a characteristic of Blacks in Africa.
He encouraged them to be proud of their cultural identity.His technical experience was seen in his emphasis on the use of folk and jazz rhythms as a corner stone for his poems.He first published his poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” in The Crisis in 1921. He proceeded to publish his first collection of poetry, The Weary Blues, a collection in which he included the “signature poem” (Leach 5).The poet bounces back to life from desperate grief, an action he does by resorting to his belief in his people and his sense of identity with them.He portrays his weak self as a child as well as that of his father. This is where he gets his source of life, from the “muddy bosom” (black mother).He tirelessly worked to bring the idea of African-American beauty into reality as in one of his poems, My People: The Night is Beautiful, So the faces of my people. Langston Hughes and his contemporaries tried, in their literary works, to describe the real life of their people, who belonged to the lower economic classes, and with miserable life.They strongly opposed discrimination against Blacks by Whites, based on skin color.If the question is asked at gunpoint, the answer may have to be different.In George Orwell’s novel 1984, O’Brien tells Winston that it isn’t easy to become sane (72).His mother worked as a school teacher and his father, James Nathaniel Hughes was a storekeeper.James Nathaniel......On the Road by Langston Hughes Two and two, we all believe, are four.