Native Son Essay | Native Son: the Themes of Book Two

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Native Son: the Themes of Book Two

Summary: Essay describes the themes in Book II of "Native Son" by Richard Wright.
Book Two marks the transition between Bigger's flight and fate. There is a feeling of suspense that is sustained throughout Book Two. Bigger becomes more and more entangled in the webs of fate. Ma's warning of the "gallows" recurs as Bigger exhibits the pride that precedes his downfall. Bigger's rush towards his fate is not dampened when Bessie warns him that he will never be able to escape the mob or the 5,000 white police officers that are after him. Bessie also prophesies her own murder at Bigger's hands when she added that even if his confession of "accidental" homicide was valid, he would still be executed as a murderer/rapist. Bigger will be charged with the murder/rape of both Mary Dalton and his girlfriend Bessie Mears, but his rape of Bessie, supposedly, proves that he raped Mary. His brutal response to Bessie's...

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