in the book by stating, “They got things and we aint. They do things and we can’t. It’s just like living in jail. Half the time I feel like I’m on the outside of the world peeping through a knot-hole in the fence.”7. Fill in the chart for major characters, most important characters first (add rows as necessary):CharacterRole in the storySignificance of character to workAdjectives describing him/herBigger ThomasHe is the highly aggravated African American main character depicted within the story.Bigger is significantbecause its his decisions that make up the majority of the story. He is also the main character so the story is basedoff of the events of his life. Aggressive, Fearful,BipolarMrs. ThomasMrs. Thomas was Bigger’s mother who had always cared for him.Bigger’s mother had always told Bigger to be carefulof what he does andReligious/caring
how he is always around with. At the beginning of the book, Mrs. Thomas tells Bigger he will run across a bad endif he does not change the way he behaves.Mary DaltonOne of the main characters within the story, a fairly wealthy white female who does not see Bigger has inferior but irritates him in a way. The novel reached its perak because of Mary Dalton. mary Dalton was the reason why Bigger’s life went downhill. She was alone in a room with Bigger and Bigger killed her because he feared that the Dalton’s would be super upset if she was seen alone with a black person. Mary was the reason for Bigger’s development as a character.arrogant/ignorant,rudeBessieBigger’s girlfriend who was an alcoholic and who was only used by Bigger for sexual comfort. Bessie and Bigger had plans of stealing money from the Dalton’s but it never worked out because Bessie’s life was taken by Bigger.alcoholic/kind/fearfulMr. DaltonWealthy white man who makes his money off of extorting blacks throughout housing,shows BIgger Mr. Dalton, who gave Bigger a chance at life later regretted because ofBigger’s actions in the house. Mr. generous/calm/delightful
consideration by giving him a job and letting him stay in the Dalton’s household. Dalton giving Bigger a job allowed for many tragedies to line up one by one.Mrs. DaltonWife of Mr. Dalton,she’s blind and has spent the majority of her life donating to black people. She is significant to the work because it is due to her very blindness in the house, that Bigger is able to commit those murders and continue to hide evidence in the house. Aloof, Blind, UnawareBrittenBritten is a racist and anti communist person who also serves as Mr. Dalton’s private investigator.Britten privately investigated Bigger after Mary’s disappearance in hopes of blaming him for the crime.racist/rude8. Write two thematic statements about the text. Briefly explain how each theme is developed in the text. Theme Theme (statement that shows what theauthor has to say about a thematic topic)How the How theme is developed in textefd fs1 1930s racism had significant suppressive effect on the black community and damaged many of those who were black. The damage consisted of a lot of emotion changes along with many behavioral changes which was theroadway to many tragedies.