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It is also Biggers fault In the third and last book of Richard Wrights novel Native Son the main character Bigger Thomas changes a lot he must be able to realize at least partially some of his own failures for which he had blamed the society that surrounded him and produced his character From the beginning of the novel Bigger is fighting a raging war between himself and the outside white world After he murders Mary Dalton he feels stronger He sees Mary Dalton as a personification of the white society that surrounded him and that he suffered under One example for this is that he keeps on repeating white folks got everything and we got nothing As a result of this Bigger is brutal and aggressive against whites In most of his conflicts he serves as the aggressor for example in the pool room where he starts a fight Wrights thesis is that Bigger Thomas is there to show the reader a portrait of a man and the reason he revolts Bigger Thomas isnt a sole character he represents a large faction of the blacks in America in the beginning of the last century He stands for all black men who cannot be conditioned by the white mans laws In the third and last book of this novel this picture of Bigger Thomas starts to change Now Richard Wright allows Bigger Thomas to face some of the realities of life but at the same time does not destroy all of Bigger Thomas concepts about the evil of racism and its effects upon the black experience When Bigger Thomas is finally brought to court and confronted with the white crowd his will to live rises up again after he had been depressed for a long time This is made obvious in the third book in sentences like this Bigger was starring straight before him His talking to Max had evoked again in him
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