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The novel Native Son written by Richard Wright is a book that deals with a poor black man named Bigger Thomas growing up in a rat-infested one-bedroom apartment on the South Side in Chicago during the Depression It deals with the racism between blacks and whites the poor and the richThis man Bigger Thomas feels like that he is trapped and doomed to a destiny of constantly being on the bottom of the social ladder because of the whites He does not like the whites because he thinks of them as being masters or as being people who tell the blacks what to do and where to go He works as a chauffeur for a family named the Daltons But one night as he is driving one of the Daltons Mary the daughter to go meet her Communist boyfriend Jan the three of them end up drinking and becoming drunk Bigger drives Mary home and while she is putting Mary into bed Marys blind mother walks in to the room and Bigger becomes scared that Mary is gonna reveal Biggers presence so he smothers her face with a pillow to make her be silent But as he is doing that he accidentally kills her so he ends up burning her body in the furnace He tries to cover up the whole incident by trying to frame a kidnapping and ransom by signing it Red to try to frame Jan the boyfriend of Mary But the family ends up finding the bones in the furnace so they find Bigger and the town sentences him to death Bigger was doomed from the beginning He was a black man growing up in a rich white society He knew that he was not going to become anything What I did not like about this book was how the author wrote from such a pessimistic view of the whole blacks versus whites issue He made is seem as if you
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