men in an attempt to rehabilitate them. Early Civilization, Energy and m: Nobody Knows My Name ( James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer: BooksIntrod uction. The second rat runs across the white snow the way Bigger is running through the white-controlled city, both looking for safety. Moreover, this job ultimately places Bigger in a situation that he cannot control, and he accidentally smothers Daltons daughter, Mary. Energy and Life on Earth. Bigger realizes, Though he had killed by accident, not once did he feel the need to tell himself that it had been an accident. Wright uses Maxs closing statement to the judge to summarize all of the points he wants the reader to contemplate. They lewis and Thoreau got things and we aint. They do things and we cant.
Native Son is a commentary on the poverty and helplessness experienced by blacks in America, and it illustrates the abhorrent ways that blacks were treated, describes their awful living conditions and calls attention to the half-hearted efforts offered by white sympathizers. Like the rat, Bigger is trapped and in danger, with no eXTREME DRINKING AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION possibility for escape. Max argues, This man is different, even though his crime differs from similar crimes only in degree. By addressing such a significant topic, he sought to write a book that no one would weep over; that would be so hard and deep that they would have to face it without the consolation of tears (xxvii). Bigger is frustrated with his place in life and finds it difficult to understand why the opportunities that are available to whites are not available to him. Initially, it would appear that with Biggers execution, Wright fails in his attempt to move people to reevaluate the racial injustice of the times, but the conclusion is actually Wrights acknowledgement that society was not quite ready to change. Its like living in jail (23). Bigger embraced these feelings and continued with a scheme to make everyone believe that Mary had been kidnapped. He was black and he had been alone in a room where a white girl had been killed; therefore he had killed her (101). For the first time in his life, Bigger has someone interested in his thoughts and feelings, which result in Bigger beginning finding hope. Richard Wright which takes place in the asses.