Native Song by Richard Wright

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Native son by Richard wright is a novel revolving around a young African American named bigger Thomas and his life working for the Daltons family. In a situation caught between faith and death, bigger must decide what he has to do to prove his innocence or fight after being caught in the midst of a violent act.
“He knew that the moment he allowed himself to feel to its fullness how he live the shame and misery of their lives, he would be swept out of himself with fear and despair.” This quote describes the situation bigger and his family are in. His fears and inner demons reminding him and fighting back of where his mind is really at. Wright uses this sentence to describe bigger and the works of his mind, the power his thoughts have over him if he surrendered. Thus showing weakness and the fear of accepting who he really is.

Bigger a young African American male who is part of a culture where rights are handed to certain individuals during the Great Depression. Wright starts off the novel with no interest and slowly builds thee suspense and creates the connection with the reader. The title, Native Son complements the whole novel symbolizing birth/born in the USA. For Bigger, being young, ambitious, and his thoughts are war-like scene in his head.
The novel is based on Biggers’ point of view. What he sees, hear, and feels. In situations where he is caught in between two sides he ( quote ).
‘Violence is a personal necessity for the oppressed…It is not a strategy consciously devised. It is the deep, instinctive expression of a human being denied individuality.’ In this novel Bigger commits murder. An act still charged as violent/fierce/merciful now day. Wright uses Bigger your typical African American (some critics say...

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...uth and it’s mercenary. Richard infuses his youthful experiences from segregation, racism, and the South. In the end, we all expect and know once you play with fire, you’re likely to get burned. Bigger fought and showed will of power, but the entities that surrounded him were powerful and destructive. Historical theme, also another perfect fit for this novel. The daily lives of every human caught in ties with violent bows of darkness. Not only the style and technique but the history of this nation, exposed to such cruelty under the influence of this ruinous world since the beginning of mankind. Just like the book influenced us, it influenced a writer. “Wright was one of the people who made me conscious of the need to struggle,” said writer Amiri Baraka. Wright not only created a masterpiece, but an open book towards the lives of those who go through the struggle.
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