"Uncle Tom's Children" ( Richard Wright ) & "Notes Of A Native Son" ( James Baldwin ) Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"Uncle Tom's Children" ( Richard Wright ) & "Notes Of A Native Son" ( James Baldwin )
Examines pessimistic portrayal of racism in Wright's collection (stories & essay), compared to Baldwin's more hopeful assessment.
# 12275 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | 1996 | US
Published on Jun 21, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Comparison) , African-American Studies (Racism)


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" Richard Wright, in Uncle Tom's Children, and James Baldwin, in Notes of a Native Son, explore a number of themes related to violent racism in the United States. Both Wright and Baldwin deal with the relentless racism of whites and the destructiveness of such racism on blacks. This study will focus on Wright's collection (four stories and an autobiographical essay) in terms of its exposure of this violent racism, with reference to Baldwin's essays where appropriate. The argument of the study will be that while racist violence is an integral part of both books, Baldwin sees in blacks' position much more power than does Wright. Wright's pieces show blacks as almost inevitable victims of white violence, with no hope for blacks to do anything but strike out in futile rage before their own destruction. Baldwin, on the other hand, argues that blacks do have power, great power.."

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