Native Son Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

The author of this novel, Richard Wright, uses the words "black" and "white" heavily throughout this novel. Write an essay on the symbolism of these words, using several examples of each from the novel. Discuss whether or not the words influenced you as you read it.

Essay Topic 2

The author of this novel, Richard Wright, used actual historical events in the novel to bring verisimilitude to the story and to aid in his plot. In particular, he mentions the Scottsboro Boys and the Leopold and Loeb case. Write an essay about these cases and how they fit into the novel. Add any additional points Wright uses from real historical events.

Essay Topic 3

Fear, Flight, and Fate Themes:

Write an essay about the way each of these themes were demonstrated in the story. Do any of them intertwine? If so, when and how?

Essay Topic 4

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