Richard Wright | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by James Robert Saunders

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Wright.
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Critical Essay by James Robert Saunders

SOURCE: Saunders, James Robert. “The Social Significance of Wright's Bigger Thomas.” College Literature 14, no. 1 (winter 1987): 32-7.

In the following essay, Saunders traces the evolution of Bigger Thomas into a character of social significance.

In an article entitled “Richard Wright's Blues,” which is included in his volume of essays, Shadow and Act, Ralph Ellison describes what he regards as a “basic ambiguity” in Richard Wright's sensational Native Son. Ellison, a contemporary of Wright's who survived to evaluate new generations of black American writers, assessed it as a crucial flaw that “Wright had to force into Bigger's consciousness concepts and ideas which his intellect could not formulate.”1 That complaint stems from Ellison's belief that Wright compromised...

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