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Title:
Readings on Native son
Author:
Mitchell, Hayley R., 1968-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
186 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Wright's craft is as important as content in Native son / JOyce Ann Joyce -- The American Black man's experience is reflected through imagery in Native son / James A. Emanuel -- The violence of the beast: animal imagery in Native son / Robert Felgar -- Wright's allusions to color-blindness in Native son / Seymour L. Gross -- The conclusion of Native son is often misunderstood / Paul N. Siegel -- Wright's male heroes an female characters are archetypes / Maria K. Mootry -- Wright's minor women characters are more sympathetic than the men / Kathleen Ochshorn -- Bigger Thomas is a product of mass culture / Ross Pudaloff -- Bigger Thomas wants to be heard / James A. Miller -- Bigger Thomas represents the social plight of the lower classes / James Robert Saunders -- Native son is set in a gothic ghetto / Robert Butler -- Man's need for community: the failure of the city in Native son / Charles W. Scruggs -- Urban racism causes Bigger's irrationality / Seodial Deena -- Native son is a novel of religious skepticism / Robert L. Douglas -- A missed clue proves the existence of racism in Native son / Doyle W. Walls -- Native son is a novel of revolt / Steven J. Rubin -- Explaining the violence of Native son / Jerry H. Bryant -- Violence in Native son shocks readers into awareness of White oppression / Laurel J. Gardner.
ISBN:
9780737703207

9780737703191
Format :
Book

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Central Library PS3545.R815 N3435 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Chapters discuss the imagery, characterization, setting, and themes found in Richard Wright's powerful novel detailing the treatment of blacks within a predominantly white society.


Summary

Chapters discuss the imagery, characterization, setting, and themes found in Richard Wright's powerful novel detailing the treatment of blacks within a predominantly white society.


Table of Contents

Joyce Ann JoyceJames A. EmanuelRobert FelgarSeymour L. GrossPaul N. SiegelMaria K. MootryKathleen OchshornRoss PudaloffJames A. MillerJames Robert SaundersRobert BulterCharles W. ScruggsSeodial DeenaRobert L. DouglasDoyle W. WallsSteven J. RubinJerry H. BryantLaurel J. GardnerJoyce Ann JoyceJames A. EmanuelRobert FelgarSeymour L. GrossPaul N. SiegelMaria K. MootryKathleen OchshornRoss PudaloffJames A. MillerJames Robert SaundersRobert BulterCharles W. ScruggsSeodial DeenaRobert L. DouglasDoyle W. WallsSteven J. RubinJerry H. BryantLaurel J. Gardner
Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 12
Richard Wright: A Biographyp. 14
Characters and Plotp. 36
Chapter 1 The Art of Native Son
1. Wright's Craft Is as Important as Content in Native Sonp. 43
2. The American Black Man's Experience Is Reflected Through Imagery in Native Sonp. 52
3. The Violence of the Beast: Animal Imagery in Native Sonp. 62
4. Wright's Allusions to Color-Blindness in Native Sonp. 67
5. The Conclusion of Native Son Is Often Misunderstoodp. 70
Chapter 2 Characters in Native Son
1. Wright's Male Heroes and Female Characters Are Archetypesp. 82
2. Wright's Minor Women Characters Are More Sympathetic than the Menp. 91
3. Bigger Thomas Is a Product of Mass Culturep. 98
4. Bigger Thomas Wants to Be Heardp. 107
5. Bigger Thomas Represents the Social Plight of the Lower Classesp. 115
Chapter 3 The Power of Place in Native Son
1. Native Son Is Set in a Gothic Ghettop. 120
2. Man's Need for Community: The Failure of the City in Native Sonp. 125
3. Urban Racism Causes Bigger's Irrationalityp. 133
Chapter 4 Religion, Racism, and Violence: Themes in Native Son
1. Native Son Is a Novel of Religious Skepticismp. 143
2. A Missed Clue Proves the Existence of Racism in Native Sonp. 148
3. Native Son Is a Novel of Revoltp. 152
4. Explaining the Violence of Native Sonp. 157
5. Violence in Native Son Shocks Readers into Awareness of White Oppressionp. 164
Chronologyp. 172
For Further Researchp. 178
Indexp. 181
Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 12
Richard Wright: A Biographyp. 14
Characters and Plotp. 36
Chapter 1 The Art of Native Son
1. Wright's Craft Is as Important as Content in Native Sonp. 43
2. The American Black Man's Experience Is Reflected Through Imagery in Native Sonp. 52
3. The Violence of the Beast: Animal Imagery in Native Sonp. 62
4. Wright's Allusions to Color-Blindness in Native Sonp. 67
5. The Conclusion of Native Son Is Often Misunderstoodp. 70
Chapter 2 Characters in Native Son
1. Wright's Male Heroes and Female Characters Are Archetypesp. 82
2. Wright's Minor Women Characters Are More Sympathetic than the Menp. 91
3. Bigger Thomas Is a Product of Mass Culturep. 98
4. Bigger Thomas Wants to Be Heardp. 107
5. Bigger Thomas Represents the Social Plight of the Lower Classesp. 115
Chapter 3 The Power of Place in Native Son
1. Native Son Is Set in a Gothic Ghettop. 120
2. Man's Need for Community: The Failure of the City in Native Sonp. 125
3. Urban Racism Causes Bigger's Irrationalityp. 133
Chapter 4 Religion, Racism, and Violence: Themes in Native Son
1. Native Son Is a Novel of Religious Skepticismp. 143
2. A Missed Clue Proves the Existence of Racism in Native Sonp. 148
3. Native Son Is a Novel of Revoltp. 152
4. Explaining the Violence of Native Sonp. 157
5. Violence in Native Son Shocks Readers into Awareness of White Oppressionp. 164
Chronologyp. 172
For Further Researchp. 178
Indexp. 181

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