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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part K

Richard Wright's Native Son: A critical evolution


Author(s): Adwait Chaitanya

Abstract: In his masterpiece, 'Native Son', Richard Wright asserts quite forcefully that a prejudicial and capitalistic order, rather than any in intrinsic human deficiency, is the cause of the frustration and rebellion of unprivileged Negro youth of America. The action of the novel takes only two weeks in unfolding. It is set in the middle of winter to create a gloomy atmosphere. Wright describes his hero, Bigger Thomas, very forcefully. Of the three books that 'Native Son' is divided into, the third lacks the vigour and the natural fire of the first two. Much space is occupied here by Richard Wright's Communist ideology. By this realistic novel, Wright was trying to shock the white liberals of the time in course of denouncing American racism. He makes the most of his violent attack on whites. His introduction of Communism is utterly useless artistically.

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Adwait Chaitanya. Richard Wright's Native Son: A critical evolution. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2020;2(3):742-745.
International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies