Angela's Reviews > Native Son
Nov 01, 2012
Read this in preparation for using it in an Honors English class. The students enjoyed the depth the writer put into Bigger's character and worked hard to struggle through issues like poverty, racism, and the American justice system. I found Wright's essay on How Bigger Was Born to be instructive on how he sees the issues Bigger faces, not simply a matter a racism, but also a matter of classism. He hoped others would read Bigger's story and realize the poverty gripping our nation then, as it most certainly is now, is just as deep a problem as the incessant racism.
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