Richard Wright's " Native Son" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Richard Wright's " Native Son"
This paper discusses the character, Bigger Thomas, portrayed in "Native Son" by Richard Wright, as the existential hero and his alienation from society and from himself.
# 17332 | 2,250 words | 2 sources | 1977 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2003 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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This research paper is about the character, Bigger Thomas, portrayed in Native Son by Richard Wright, as the existential hero and his alienation from society and from himself.

The task of adjustment for Blacks in American society, particularly Black youths, is arduous, and made more difficult by the combined handicap of racial barriers and inferior social status. Personality deficiencies results and the behavioral patterns Blacks have learned in their own domestic and social environment are often inappropriate in greater American society, minimizing their chances for success - unless he is able to overcome the obstacles placed before him by a society which has a history of treating Blacks as inferior beings.

Native Son, a landmark in fiction, is the absorbing story of a "bad Negro" caught in the friction generated by his own ... "

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