In the first part of Black Boy, Richard evolves(Dynamic Character) from a troublemaker to a more responsible individual
At 11, Wright joins a group of friends pretending to be tough guys. Talking in deep voices & getting into fights & Beating people. "Sock ’im in his f--k--g piece!" (Page 271)"Make him bleed!" (Page 271)
After starting off in fifth grade, Richard works his way up to sixth grade in two weeks. People are amazed & Richard decides that he wants to become a doctor. Yet when school let out that first day I ran joyously home with a brain burdened with racy and daring knowledge, but not a single idea from books. (Page 299)
Wright decides he wants to work on Saturdays, though his Grandma tells him not too. He takes a job as a assistant of an ex-janitor-turned-insurance-agent. For the first time he has money.
Wright graduates High School as a Valedictorian in High School. He would later deicides to move to Chicago for better opportunities & escape the racism of the South.