2)Learning to read is a piece that touches the many reasons why someone would want to change in a colossal way. Malcolm was in a place that could have erase all hope in a person, he motivated himself to read because he felt like he couldn’t express himself properly, the street’s slang that he thought was the most expressive way of speaking English was very much different than how a prison mate name Bambi articulated himself, his stock of knowledge impress him. Malcolm x went from a very low educational background to someone that lost himself into a world of words.
3) This piece screams out motivation because he got himself into a pitted place where somehow he found purpose and philosophy. All those books contain pieces of knowledge that he couldn’t understand at first but after countless tries and learning with his prison mates, he got to a place where he was solely living for the essence of a new world, the magic lines of a book. Malcolm X was the type of reader that found guidance and wanted to share the kind of mature thoughts and teaching he develops for himself by reading. Malcolm felt like his race demanded more spiritual research and standing in society than what society wanted to make people believe, to highlight what he meant here is a piece of his mind “As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. I certainly wasn’t seeking any degree, the way a college confers a status symbol upon its students. My homemade education gave me, with every additional book that I read, a little bit more sensitivity to the deafness, dumbness, and blindness that was afflicting the black race in America.” To summarize what I thought of this piece after a better understanding of the text is mostly three words: Personal education philosophy.