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  • Lennie And Bigger
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    The two characters that will be compared and contrasted are Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, and Bigger Thomas in Native Son, by Richard Wright. Of Mice and Men takes place in the fields of California, a very different setting than Native Son, on the streets of Chicago. Although these two characters live in different worlds, they both were men trying to survive in their society. First, Lennie Small and Bigger Thomas have several aspects of their lives in common. One, because o...
  • Bigger Thomas
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    THE DESTRUCTIVE EFFECTS OF RACISM ON BIGGER THOMAS THESIS: Bigger Thomas represents the black man's condition and his revolt against the injustices of the white caste society. I. A social symbol for Americans A. Victim of oppression B. Product of western culture II. A fearing and hating individual A. Fear B. Hate 1. Hates whites for oppressing him 2. Hates Jan and Mary for making him uncomfortable. An unlovable character through behaviors A. Submits himself to destructive behavior B. Shows cowar...
  • Bigger Thomas From Native Son
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    In Darryl Pinckney's discerning critical essay, "Richard Wright: The Unnatural History of a Native Son", Pinckney states that all of Wright's books contain the themes of violence, inhumanity, rage, and fear. Wright writes about these themes because he expresses, in his books, his convictions about his own struggles with racial oppression, the "brutal realities of his early life". Pinckney claims that Wright's works are unique for Wright's works did not attempt to incite whites to acknowledge bla...
  • Bigger's Actions
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    Bigger, Crime, and Society In the heated trial that determines whether Bigger Thomas will live or die, his supportive defense attorney exclaims, "You cannot kill this man, your Honor, for we have made it plain that we do not recognize that he lives!" Living in the Chicago slums as a poor, uneducated young black man whose only confidence can come from acts of violence, Bigger Thomas of Richard Wright's novel Native Son is destined to meet a poor fate. Anger and hopelessness are a daily reality fo...
  • Wright Evokes Compassion For Bigger
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    In Native Son, Richard Wright introduces Bigger Thomas, a liar and a thief. Wright evokes sympathy for this man despite the fact that he commits two murders. Through the reactions of others to his actions and through his own reactions to what he has done, the author creates compassion in the reader towards Bigger to help convey the desperate state of Black Americans in the 1930's. The simplest method Wright uses to produce sympathy is the portrayal of the hatred and intolerance shown toward Thom...
  • Emma Lou And Bigger Thomas
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    In African Literature these two names Wallace Thurman and Richard Wright have contributed some of the most famous fictional works depicting Black culture in America. Since the two authors come from the same time period they share the experience of what it is like to be apart of the black race in America and depict it in separate but common ways. Both writers created works in the first half of the twentieth century that will be marked as some of the century's most prolific novels. Coming from dif...
  • Bigger's Black People
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    Native Son & Black Boy 1. The point of view of this novel would be third-person narrator, which is neither objective or omni cent; just all knowing. Throughout the novel the narrator sees through the eyes of bigger which in turn helps get a really good picture and description of the way the black community is. Due to this the white people are kind of poorly described because it is described as Bigger Thomas would describe the white folk. The narrator is always telling and aware of Biggers though...
  • Black Boy And Native Son
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    Native Son - Richard Wright #1 Post-Reading After Bigger Thomas, the central character of this novel, has "murdered a white girl and cut her head off and burnt her body", he thinks that he has "created a new life for himself. It was something that was all his own, and it was the first time in his life he had anything that others could not take from him". (Native Son- Book 3: Fate) Richard Wright may well have felt the same way as Bigger felt about his bloody act of violence, about the act of wri...

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