Native Sun: Themes Of Racism, Violence, And Social Injustice

In his most famous novel, "Native Sun", Richard Wright successfully
develops three major themes: Racism, violence as a personal necessity, and
social injustice. He has captured the powerful emotions and suffering, the
frustrations and yearnings, the restlessness and hysteria, of all the
Bigger Thomas's in this grippingly dramatic novel.

Wright shows to us, through Bigger Thomas, how bad things were for the
black race. He tells how Bigger was raised in a one¬room apartment, living
with his family and rats. The rent was very high, and his mother was barely
able to pay it. Bigger's education like most blacks at that time , did not
exceed the eighth grade. Without the help of the Relief ...

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about blacks, and would probably accuse them of
many more crimes. Luckily for Bigger, though, the Relief Agency did find
him a job with the Daltons. When Bigger went to the Daltons house for the
first time, he brought his gun, because it made him feel equal to the white

When Bigger got to the Daltons house, he didn't know whether to enter
the house by the front or back door. He looks for a way to the back, and
realizes the only way in is through the front door. As he rang the doorbell,
he felt very disturbed. And when he started talking to Mr. Dalton, Mr.
Dalton asks Bigger about his past crimes, which made Bigger feel pressured.
Then Mary Dalton walked in and asked Bigger if he was in a union, if he
knew about communism, and then still more questions, until her father
finally asked her to leave the room. Bigger was afraid that this little
brat was going to get him to lose his job. Then he met Peggy, a maid, Who
asks Bigger all these questions, like he could ...

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