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Native Son

Summary: Bigger Thomas is just a boy who is trying so deeply to be a man. Bigger is poor, black, and severely discriminated against. To his family, friends, Daltons, and the public, he may appear to be a man but inside he still is a boy. This boy has constant battles going on his mind about boy vs. man, unconsciously.

The question is, "who is Bigger Thomas"" To everyone this answer will be different. From my perspective, Bigger Thomas is just a boy who is trying so deeply to be a man. Bigger is poor, black, and severely discriminated against. To his family, friends, Daltons, and the public, he may appear to be a man but inside he still is a boy. This boy has constant battles going on his mind about boy vs. man, unconsciously. "He knew that the moment he allowed what his life meant to enter fully into his consciousness, he would either kill himself or someone else" (14).

Bigger's life at home was always hard. He lived in a small apartment in the "black sector" of the city. Bigger was looked at as the "man of the house" to his mother, and younger brother and sister. The problem that Bigger was constantly struggling with was...

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