(PDF READ) [Native Son] ´ Richard Wright

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  • Native Son
  • Richard Wright
  • English
  • 28 July 2019
  • 9780060837563

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Characters ´ Native Son Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read & download ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Richard Wright Free read Native Son Ory of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panicSet in Chicago in the 1930s Wright's powerful novel One has got to appreciate the diplomatic mincing of words that graces the GR blurb Set in Chicago in the 1930s Wright s powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America A distinctly innocuous what it means to be black in America is a nice little euphemism for institutionalized racism or terminology like white supremacist capitalist patriarchy which are too confrontational too accusatory too ominous sounding That America continues to practice a similar form of conscious prevarication to avoid facing the true sordidness of its race problem is in some small way responsible for this book s enduring relevance America is still bowed under the weight of its real Bigger Thomas es and their collective existential agony otherwise Travyon Martin Michael Brown and Eric Garner would perhaps still be alive What the book blurb avoids spelling out is that to be black in America is to follow a trajectory of limited self improvement or slow and gradual decline carved out for one by malevolent mysterious forces way beyond one s control To be deprived of an agency to have one s freedom of movement thought and speech so severely restricted that the only way for a working class black man to make his presence felt in the world is by accidentally killing a rich white girl one whose coveted sexuality and beauty are treated as valuable objects in the ownership of the white supremacist capitalist patriarch Half the time I feel like I m on the outside of the world peeping in through a knothole in the fence Bigger Thomas embraces an absurd world and finds meaning in an otherwise futile existence only by committing accidental murder and finding a sense of accomplishment in that act but unlike Camus s Meursault the source of his private angst and indifference in the face of persecution is situated within a realm in which Jim Crow laws reign supreme It was the first full act of his life it was the most meaningful exciting and stirring thing that had ever happened to him He accepted it because it made him free gave him the possibility of choice of action the opportunity to act and to feel that his actions carried weight No other work has brought back memories of The Wire which has got to be the best thing ever made for television viewing as acutely as Native Son and Ta Nehisi Coates powerful diatribe against the systematic destruction of black bodies in contemporary America Between the World and Me because both books and tv show explicate the heart breaking conseuences of social injustice in its many macabre avatars and the trickle down effect of public policy aimed at preserving the noxious but brittle status uo And yet the discerning will not fail to notice that I have rated this work 4 stars despite my limitless love for The Wire This is majorly owing to the fact that Wright much like Camus in The Stranger seeks to rationalize a crimes simply to propound a philosophy The murdered women especially Bessie Mears are relegated to the status of lifeless plot devices whose purpose is merely to flesh out Bigger s fear of and anger at a world in which he is perpetually treated as a pariah Silly white entitled ignorant Mary Dalton is as much objectified by Bigger and his friends as by the self righteously outraged white community which treats her murder as an event of communal humiliation Her personhood life socialist inclinations and opinions are eventually subsumed by the color of her skin and its implied political symbolism That Bessie as a black woman is a doubly marginalized victim who suffers a two pronged form of oppression perpetrated both by an essentially racist social order and black men who find an amoral form of self expression through inflicting some kind of violence on the vulnerable is also never acknowledged by the narrative Not that I uestion Richard Wright s right to place black masculinity in the foreground of his novel but he achieves his narrative aim at the expense of overlooking the gravity of the hardships and everyday violence that black women endure Camus displays a similar thoughtlessness while portraying the accidental murder of a nameless Arab simply so that Meursault could have an epiphany and make peace with his absurd life and imminent execution Either scenario does not sit well with me After all it is usually the women and people of color who are robbed of even the minimal glory of true victimhood in literature

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Characters ´ Native Son Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read & download ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Richard Wright Free read Native Son Right from the start Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance it was for murder and rape Native Son tells the st This book is extremely powerful I saw another review saying that they could not believe this was written and released in 1940 I agree as I can only imagine how controversial the content would have been at that time And even today it touches so closely on some of the topics you see in the news everyday it s like Wright could see into the futureThe main themes in the story involve perceptions and misconceptions of black people as well as how Communism was viewed in the decade leading up to McCarthyism and the Red Scare In this story there are many points of view and lots of evidence given dealing with tense situations that have no really great answers I thought Wright did a good job giving a thought provoking narrative without obviously saying here is the answer The story acknowledges that the whole situation is difficult and will not be easily remedied after years of habitual behavior on all sides of the issue I will be amazed if you can read this and not be left with your mind churning Also I have to say that this was one of the most intense nail biting breath holding books I have ever read Every page I was gripped waiting for the next development a resolution anything Amazing gripping writing such an engaging book The subject matter may be difficult at times but it deals with topics that are by there very nature intense and cannot and should not be sugar coatedFinally I could not help but make comparisons between this book and To Kill A Mockingbird My reasons might be a bit spoilerish but if you have read it I hope you know what I am getting at and I will be interested to see if you feel the sameIn summary Native Son is a powerful and difficult book dealing directly and bravely with social issues from the 1940s that are still relevant today Considering the nature of the book it may not be for everyone but I think that everyone can benefit from the message

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Characters ´ Native Son Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read & download ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Richard Wright Free read Native Son Is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in Ameri A gripping naturalist novel delving into the psychological toll of racism on Black interiority There s so much to critiue about the work from its misogyny to its clunky structure but its influence and forceful condemnation of white supremacy make it still worth reading Dear George and Other Stories means to be black in Ameri A gripping naturalist novel delving into the psychological toll of racism on Black interiority There s so Social Creature much to critiue about the work from its Misplaced Loyalty Meredith Hodge Novels Book 1 misogyny to its clunky structure but its influence and forceful condemnation of white supremacy A Pocketful of Crows make it still worth reading