Langston Hughes是1920年代的非洲裔美国作家。他在关于黑色文化的哈莱姆文艺复兴的故事中最为闻名。休斯强调了“黑色美丽”的主题。在休斯的短篇小说中，“为什么，你估计，”他通过主角，叙述者，一个穷人，'霍尔鲁的黑色。休斯使用角色和场景描述，象征主义，主题和对话来设置他的故事，使其对读者更有趣和历史。在“你为什么估计，”休斯通过直接表征和单词选择建立了一个设置。一开始，叙述者说：“在战争植物开放之前的抑郁症时，赚钱再次流传，第二次世界大战被摧毁了。”通过说休斯在大萧条之后，休斯在哈莱姆举行的夜间设施，而WW2正在进行中。叙述者和另一个黑人使用俚语在他们的时间段中讲，也设置了现场。一些俚语使用是“彩色的”杰克“”漫步者“”简“和”蜇“。 A description that implies to the reader about the theme is the furnace. The narrator describes the furnace room he says, “There wasn't much light back there, just the raw gas comin' out like a jet, kind of blue-like, blinkin' in the coal dust.” Symbolism plays a huge part in this story. Some symbols that are used is nighttime, wealth, and rich possessions. The narrator says, “It were just midnight,” “night” is a symbol of dark behavior such as robbing and stripping a man. Rich possessions is a symbol for the narrator. He talked about the rich's stuff and seemed to be fascinated with it. “He [the white man] pulled out a wallet, and a gold watch, and a cigarette lighter, and he got a swell key ring and some other little things colored folks never use.” This shows the narrator wanting things that he can't have, and he doesn't think he can be happy without. Poverty is also a symbol that plays a...