Native Son: Final Essay Ana - AnaLine Feletoa English IV Period 3 Mr Johnson Native Son In Richard Wright\u2019s novel titled Native Son the \u201cmoral

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AnaLine Feletoa English IV Period 3 Mr. Johnson Native Son In Richard Wright’s novel titled Native Son , the “moral horror” in Bigger’s world starts off simply by living in the Black Belt. Not only is the Black Belt horrible due to the cramped housing and higher rent, but the “line” that separates the black community from the white. The barriers set not only keep the two very distinct communities apart physically but in the way that they think as well, their mentality difference of what actually is considered a norm in society. Bigger’s constantly living in fear, appearance wise facing the world he’s mighty big and bold- emotionless even, but in reality behind closed doors and alone he’s scared for his life each and everyday. Further into the book, Bigger’s fear does not lessen, but grows exponentially, from the moment he was welcomed with open arms by a white family to the constant running from the law until the end. The poor environment he grew up in conditioned Bigger to view all white people as the enemies, acclimating Bigger to live constantly looking over his shoulder, afraid to be seen as weak amongst his people, having to bottle up and hide his emotions contributed to Bigger’s outburst and end result in becoming a cold and heartless killer. Bigger is offended very easily and when triggered, it becomes very hard for Bigger to control his anger. Lashing out at the most unexpected times to human life or not, played a significant role in the ultimate murder and disposal of Mary Dalton. This is the very first scene in which we see this very violent and angry Bigger. In this scene light is shed upon this very dark side of Bigger, him being extremely uncivil and violent in the way he kills the rat found running around their house. Reason being behind why Bigger’s way of killing the rat was violent and uncivil. “Bigger aimed and let the skillet fly with a heavy grunt.. ‘I got ’im’.. the flat black body of the rat lay exposed.. Bigger took a shoe and pounded the rat’s head, crushing it, cursing

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