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  • 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...
  • Control Of Bigger's Life
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    "Do you believe in fate Neo", Morpheus asks. "No", Neo responds. "Why not?"Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life", Neo explains. In this scene (from the blockbuster smash hit The Matrix) a parallel can be drawn between Neo and Bigger Thomas (the protagonist in Richard Wright's novel Native Son) because Bigger shares Neo's feelings about fate. Bigger Thomas, a boy who has grown up with the chains of white society holding him back from opportunity, has only one solution ...
  • Development Of Bigger's Self Realization
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    Native Son: Bigger Who can forget the fires blazing over local buildings during the Los Angeles Riots? Unfortunately the whole event does not seem as if it was too far off in the past. Although today we live in a nation, which has abolished slavery, the gap between the whites and the blacks during the early stages of America's development has plainly carried into the present. In Native Son, author Richard Wright illustrates this racial gap, in addition to demonstrating how white oppression upon ...
  • Bigger Feeling Useless In Society
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    Bigger Thomas, a young African American male, Twenty years old; vicious, vile and mean; he hates himself and all human society, especially that part of society which he attributes to making him a monster. Bigger Thomas is in rebellion on what he views as the white caste system; his crime is targeted at white society and the people that he views as being his oppressors. Bigger has the choice of taking on three roles, he can take on the role passivity designed for him by the southern whites and re...
  • Bigger's Life In The Last Chapter
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    An ancient Greek myth has been told for centuries about a boy who lives in fear. Icarus had been forced to live his life imprisoned until one day he had the opportunity to escape. He had been provided with a pair of wax wings with which he could flee his captor. He took advantage of these wings and set sail. While in flight away from the prison, he discovered the joy and exhilaration that came with freedom. The boy challenged the wings and voyaged higher and closer to the hot sun. Soon enough, h...

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