A short summary:
The short story “The man who was almost a man” (1961) by Richard Wright is a story about a young black male by the name of Dave who wants to become “a real man”
because he would like to be respected. To achieve this, he comes up with the idea to buy a gun from the local store owner, Joe.
He then borrows 2 dollars from his mom, so he’s able to make the purchase. However, when he later goes to work in the fields
he shoots gun for the first time, which kills the horse he uses for work. When he’s confronted by Mr. Hawkins, he gets embarrassed in front of a crowd, and leaves the town, to go to Illinois.