Notes of a Native Son Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Everybody's Protest Novel

* Baldwin describes Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin as an icon for an inaccurate portrayal of the Negro experience.

* Baldwin believes that the the three most important characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin are Eliza, George, and Uncle Tom.

* Baldwin criticizes Richard Wright's Native Son as a more modern piece of propaganda for the Negro experience.

* A protest novel is defined and compared to missionaries covering the nakedness of African people in order to make them white.

* Baldwin establishes that his novel is written in first person narrative perspective so that the readers know the opinions are his.

* The theme of racial prejudice permeates through the essay.

Many Thousands Gone

* The author establishes that the story of the Negro in America is the story of Americans.

* The Negro American is represented through statistics.

* The presence of the Negro in American culture is compared to disease...

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