The Metamorphasis Of Malcolm X

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Malcolm X once wrote, “My life has always been one of changes”. In his autobiography, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, it is very evident that through his life, he went through a series of drastic changes that went from one extreme to another. He went from being at “the bottom of the American white man’s society,” to become one of the most influential advocates of Black pride. Throughout the novel the most evident changes are when Malcolm X moves to Boston, goes to prison, and going on Hajj.

Malcolm Little
Malcolm Little passively endures the experiences that motivate his later obsession with racial politics in America. He encounters open racism when whites murder his father and subtle racism when white welfare agents... View More »

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What impressed him the most about this man was the way he was able to “command total respect … with his words”. By trying to pursue a friendship with Bimbi, Malcolm X consequentially seeks an education. Through his readings and new found religion, the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X finds self-pride. He starts to become proud of who he is and where he came from. He realizes that before, all he was trying to do was act like someone he wasn’t and all it had gotten him was seven years in prison. The letters he got from Elijah Muhammad and his family encouraged all of this. He strives to admit his guilt, and “implore the forgiveness of God”. He would often “be startled to catch himself thinking in a remote way of his earlier self as another person” and marvel at how much he had changed. All the reading he did “awoke some long dormant craving to be mentally alive”. His trip to prison opened up new doors for him because he gained knowledge that made him rethink his goals in life. After he left jail, Malcolm X believed that the black man was superior to the white man and the white man was simply the devil. He preached this to thousands of black people and converted them to the Nation of Islam through his moving speeches that stunned and captivated them.


El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
However, all of his beliefs were totally changed after he took a trip to Mecca and went on Hajj. The first thing that enthralls Malcolm X, is the unity he sees in all the Muslims that are gathered at the airport. Everyone, from a king to a peasant, is dressed in the same clothes. There is none superior ...

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