Richard Wright's "Native Son" and "Almost a Man"
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This paper examines Richard Wright's works, "Native Son" and "Almost A Man", and demonstrates how they are representative of Harlem Renaissance literature. The paper explains that this literature, defined as the genre of modernism that incorporates the industrial and/or technological changes and consequences to society, depicted the polarization of Western culture's optimism and cynicism for the future. Wright was one of the leading characters in this social phenomenon. The paper further explains how "Native Son" and "Almost a Man" reflect the social impact of modernization, specifically as it pertained to the Negro in a segregated society.
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