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Unformatted text preview: One reviewer for the Atlantic Monthly reacted to Native Son saying: "Hatred, and the preaching of hatred, and incitement to violence can only make a tolerable relationship intolerable." As if the relationship between blacks and whites were tolerable. Indeed, it was tolerable to whites, which is an indication of the social condition that caused Wright to leave his own country. Black writers, on the other hand, found in the legendary tale of Bigger Thomas an immediate reality. He became the figure that would dominate their work for a long time to come. In his, and Wright's, monumental stature, black writers found a truth they could address themselves to. Blacks would see themselves as the moral conscience of America after Native Son, although none would have such a single-minded approach to its resolution as Wright. Like Dreiser, who wrote of urban violence with a single-minded approach to its resolution as Wright....
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