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Native Son Essay Richard Wrights novel entitled Native Son is a very ironic title for the general concept given throughout the course of the novel Bigger is a native to this cruel American world yet the son figure that he should be treated as is lost in darkness like the shadows in the alley behind Blums Store When Bigger wants to gain his equality in this world he goes back to saying we live here and they live there We black and they white They got things and we aint They do things and we cant Its just like living in jail Wright 23 He desperately wants this dream but he does not want to go through the battle against the white community to gain it Despite Biggers dream of equality he could not achieve this dream because of his actions he performed and the hardships he faced Bigger often made a reference to his dream to be free and equal with the white community For example Bigger would like to fly up there in that sky Wright 20 He feels that flying is a way to get away from it all and soar through the air like a graceful bird on its way back to its nest This dream is nothing more than made fun of by Gus and Biggers friends Gus says that Godll let Bigger fly when He gives him his wings up in heaven and then the rest of the group laughed again reclining against the wall smoking Wright 20 When they get on the subject of equality the only thing the can fathom is what the whites have and not what they dont And they never once try to realize what they have They are caught up in their own anger and are blinded by it in many ways They feel the only person or thing they can take it out on is the white community and the black
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