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Lama 1 Niru Lama Professor J. Gillis English 102 10/17/2019 Native Son In his novel "Native Son'' the author of the novel Mr. Richard Nathaniel Wright explores the theme of racism, criminality and inequality to portray the condition of African American society in the early Twentieth century. The story of the novel revolves around the main character of the novel-Bigger Thomas, a young colored guy suppressed by the discrimination of white supremacy. He wanted to be a pilot, but the circumstances and racial discrimination led him to a different path of crime and violence. The story of the novel is divided into three sections as Fear, Flight and Fate. Born and raised in poor and colored neighbor, the antagonist of the story was living a miserable life with his family. He lived with his mother, brother Buddy Thomas and his sister Vera Thomas. Bigger had teamed up with his gang members Gus, Jack and G.H. to accomplish robbery at certain places in the town. After times of his mother yelling at him to stop hanging out those friends and finding a good job for himself, Bigger did go to work for Daltons. The Dalton’s family was a bit merciful towards the colored people. Mr. Dalton lived with his wife Mrs. Dalton who was blind and his daughter Mary Dalton who was madly in love with a communist guy named Jan Erlone. At the very first day of work at Mr. Daltons, Bigger accidentally killed Mary Dalton and burned down her body in the furnace. Nobody suspected Bigger until they found the bones in the furnace. Bigger somehow escaped and was in the run. He even dragged his girlfriend to cover up his crime but in turn raped and killed her. After couple
Lama 2 days of being on the loose, he was caught and brought to justice. Though Jan tried to help him out, Bigger refused any kind of help. At the end of the story he is being executed. Bigger Thomas was not a criminal, but the society and the circumstances bound him to certain extent that he had no other choice. The White people used to live in big mansions but the black community was left to rot in small and rat infested apartments. The racial discrimination at the time was so high that African Americans were still treated as slaves. As the story was set in the time of great economic depression, unemployment and poverty was at the peak. The African Americans were the ones impacted by the economic crisis. The way the author of the novel explains how Thomas family lived gives us wide area of information about the miserable life of colored people. The family of four was bound to sleep on one single room. Bigger seems be tired

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