Only now that he has mastered the pistol that had caused his apparent disaster, just before the ultimate assertion of abandoning his family and immediate social setting, can Dave rightfully claim the identity that is associated with his own name.
Wright suggests that Dave is trapped in his social and economic circumstance and that his motives are understandable and justifiable. Gun control laws restricting the sale of firearms do not yet exist and guns are easily available for purchase through general stores and catalogues.
After all, the South was not safe for young black men in the s when the story is set. Additionally, scholars may have neglected Wright because his career fell between two great high points in African-American letters—the Harlem Renaissance of the s and the Black Power movement of the s.
When he catches up with her he sees that she is bleeding. It destroyed incentives to maintain farm property and contributed greatly to soil erosion. Symbolism The story makes strong use of symbolism.
He goes into the local store and asks to look at catalogues.