“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
- Many characters in James Baldswin’s work have faced challenges, that has stemmed from their fear to change their reality. It seems as if these characters are afraid to start a new journey and not being able to accomplish it. However, Baldwin in many cases demonstrates that we must rid ourselves from this idea and go for what we think is right. You are never going to know what you can accomplish if you try it, you have to take that first step no matter how long the journey is. I’ve personally learned through my life experiences, that you don’t know if you can do something unless you try it first. Taking that single step at the end can only help you grow and make you a better person. Especially, the characters in Baldwin’s stories, which seem to have nothing else to lose.