He exhibits an enthusiastic personality and represents an idealistic young organizer for the Communist party. On the other hand, there is the Dalton family; a wealthy white family who lives an opposite lifestyle in contrast to the Thomas family.
Nevertheless, this is the living conditions in which Bigger and his family must deal with because of society and the way blacks are made to feel inferior.
The main character of Native Son, Bigger Thomas has personality traits spanning various aspects of human nature including actions motivated by fear, quick temper, and a high degree of intelligence. Bigger, whom the novel revolves around, portrays various personality elements through his actions.
At the start of the novel, the family encounters "a huge black rat" in the apartment 5. The same murderous impulse appears when his secret dread of the delicatessen robbery impels him to commit a vicious assault on his friend Gus.
Dalton has earned a fortune in real estate. Many of his actions suggest an overriding response to fear, which stems from his exposure Bigger, whom the novel revolves around, portrays various personality elements through his actions.
His swift anger and his destructive impulses stem from that fear and becomes apparent in the opening scene when he fiercely attacks a huge rat. These traits do not portray a simple victim of circumstance, but a habitual criminal acting out against a society. Although the book revolves around Bigger he possesses few good qualities, which get his horrendous actions negate, making him an anti-hero.
When he attempted to murder Bessie, his motivation came from intense fear of the consequences of "letting" her live.
Besides reactions to fear, his actions demonstrate an extremely quick temper and destructive impulse as an integral part of his nature. Their relationship remains quite distant and is largely based upon mutual convenience rather than romantic love.
Though she is actively kind to Bigger, she is also extremely patronizing.
While receiving distrust from those around him, Jan retains a simple belief in the equality for all men, regardless of social class or race. The detective makes Bigger so angry that the interrogation becomes a game to Bigger, a game of logic and wills, of playing the stupid negro, and telling the man exactly what he wants to hear.Richard Wright's Native Son includes a variety of characters that represent many personalities.
Throughout this novel, Wright illustrates the ways in which blindness can cause humans to be ignorant when it comes to life. Simply saying "blindness" is a little vague though.
Blindness is often /5(3). Native Son By Richard Wright Character Actions Defines Their Individual Personalities and Belief Systems Richard Wright's novel, Native Son, consisted of various main and supporting characters to deliver an effective array of personalities and expression.
Bigger Thomas - The protagonist of Native Son.
A poor, uneducated black man, Bigger comes from the lowest rung on the American social and economic ladder. As his lack of education has left him no option other than menial labor, he has felt trapped his whole life, resenting, hating, and fearing the. Richard Wright's novel, Native Son, illustrates the brutality of racism within the segregated community of Chicago.
Bigger Thomas, a young black man struggling to face society, lives an angry and confused life with not knowing the reason for racism/5(1). Richard Wright's novel, Native Son, consists of various main and supporting characters who exhibit a diverse array of personalities and expression.
Each character's action defines their individual personalities and belief systems.4/5(2). Richard Wright's novel, Native Son, consists of various main and supporting characters to deliver an effective array of expression.
Each character's actions define their individual personalities and beliefs.Download