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Salvation Purpose and Audience

August 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Passport/Intro. to Religion

Langston Hughes wrote “Salvation” as a part of his biography to show a huge event in his childhood that changed  his life forever.  He did not want to just express the feelings he had during the event; he wanted to show what and who had changed his life.  Hughes wasn’t necessarily criticizing his aunt and other adults in the passage.  He of course did not agree with what they were doing, but that wasn’t the major point of his narration.  He showed how the pressure of adults has such a huge impact on a child’s life.  Every human has the natural inclination to conform, but children especially want to conform.  With as much pressure as Langston had on him, there was no way he could not conform.  Langston also showed how different generations do not understand each other.  The adults pressed the children to accept Jesus thinking the natural occurrence would take place, but they did not realize that the children would conform so easily even if they had not accepted or seen Jesus.  You can see the effect of the pressure in the passage when there were only two boys left on the bench, Langston and Westley.  Westley said, “God damn! I’m tired o’ sitting here.  Let’s go up and be saved.”  Westley went up in front of the church and was “saved.”  He wasn’t really saved, but the pressure from the congregation got to the child.  The same basic thing happened to Langston eventually.  Young children simply look to appease their elders.  Of course these children were going to conform even if they did not accept Jesus with that much pressure.

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