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The subject of race has always been a problem of society A problem that took the United States hundreds of years to fix to reverse the damage of racial prejudice Bigger Thomas the main character of the famous story Native Son by Richard Wright is a depiction of the racial prejudice our society has bestowed upon the black community His character not only shows the affect of racial prejudice but it also shows the standards in which a person in that situation contains the very limited standards I could fly a plane if I had a chanceWright pg 17 Bigger Thomas a man who lived in a world with no chances and no hope Though he was given a job he felt hatred from the white community though he accidentally killed a white women he felt the hatred from the white and black community Bigger existed in a world where a black man or women couldnt have sex with a person of a different race or they would be considered a rapist He lived in a world where the police didnt even care if a black storeowner was robed So if Bigger had the chance to fly a plane of course he would take it however because of his skin color Bigger was nothing but an ape Have you missed anything around the house since hes been here Wright p191 Bigger could only be very effected by society when it was common for these kinds of things to be said by the white community He proved his affected mind by turning into a survivor Metz Bigger Thomas The Survivor He killed Mary Dalton and Bessie in order to survive He even took an unwanted job in order to survive When bigger was captured for his murders he had no care about life anymore because he had been surviving for so long he just wanted to die The racial prejudice in society would give anyone standards
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