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Who wrote the 1940 book "Native Son"?

Asked by Halbert, Last updated: Jan 24, 2021

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A.Jeff

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Answered Apr 25, 2018

Native Son (1940) is a novel composed by the American autho, Richard Wright. It recounts the tale of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in absolute destitution in a poor territory on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s.

While not apologizing for Bigger's wrongdoings, Wright depicts a fundamental certainty behind them. Bigger's legal advisor, Boris Max, puts forth the defense that there is no escape from this predetermination for his client or any other black American since they are the fundamental result of the society that framed them and let them know since birth who precisely they should be.

Wright was partnered with the Communist Party of the Assembled States both preceding and following his distributing of Native Son . The Communist thoughts in Native Son are apparent as Wright draws a parallel between the Scottsboro young men case and Bigger Thomas' case. One parallel is the court scene in Native Son, in which Max calls the "abhor and fretfulness" of "the horde congregated upon the streets past the window and the "swarm who encompassed the Scottsboro imprison with rope and lamp fuel" after the Scottsboro young men's underlying conviction. Commentators assaulted Max's last speech in the courtroom, asserting that it was an immaterial elaboration all alone Communist convictions and random to Bigger's case.

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Answered Oct 26, 2017

The book “Native Son” was written by Richard Wright. The book is a nonfiction novel about a man named Bigger Thomas, who lived in the Chicago area. The book explores the “systematic inevitabilities” behind what happened to Thomas. Or, at least, that’s how Wright explained it all.

The book talks about how Bigger Thomas’s skin color makes him a target to be the fall guy for everything that goes wrong in American society at the time the book was written. Thomas lived in poverty in the south side of Chicago. He is an African-American that lived in the 1930s, and committed a few crimes. The book is not specific about what crimes he committed. However, his lawyer is quoted as saying that he was a product of the times.

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