1.) amount of hatred for the society he grew

1.) In the introduction of the book, Bigger is divided and described at different intervals at Wright’s lifespan. The first Bigger acts superior over the other children like a king to his peasants. The kid would always steal toys away from the other kids and wouldn’t give anything back unless he somehow was flattered and praised for his behavior. His second prototype, Bigger number two, was a teenage boy. This one had held anger and hatred towards the people that had oppressed his valued opportunities. The teenager had trouble conversing with whites, lived on credit and refused to pay anything towards them. He had done anything he had wanted. The last time Wright had heard from him, he was in jail. The third prototype was described as a “bad nigger.” He refused to pay for.  Bigger number four would break the Jim Crow laws and had bipolar mood swings. Later on, he was sent to the mental asylum. Finally Bigger number five, rode on the Jim Crow streetcars. He threatened the conductor with his knife, sending a sense of pride among the negroes in the car.2.)   Bigger is an alienated character because nobody understands him with his violent ways. If they do try to get closer to him or try to understand him, he would push them away. Either they would try to stop because of fear or they would feel disgusted with his actions. He feels he cannot relate to anyone and feels left out or emotionally lonely. That’s also the reason why he pushes everyone away. After committing the murder he would probably feel extremely isolated from the world. He would be shunned away from society, creating a massive amount of hatred for the society he grew up in. The Bigger in Native Son represents all of the Biggers that Wright has encountered in his lifetime.3.)   Bigger hates his family because of his actions, they are left to be miserable. Because of him, he’s making them suffer and he’s frustrated that he can’t do anything to truly help them. He’s oppressed by the shame of his family and feels he cannot sense it to the full extent without killing something.4.)  Blindness literally refers to Mrs. Dalton’s physical blindness to the surroundings around her. Since this disables her with a handicap, this enables Bigger to get away with murder. If she maintained her sight, Bigger already would have been put behind bars for his actions. Blindness figuratively means the fact that blacks and whites cannot see each other as normal people. They refer to each other as a whole group; the one person who taints the group represented the vast majority of it. This presents conflict and stereotypes for both of the groups.5.)  Bigger fights with Gus because he’s afraid of the consequences. If they hadn’t succeed with the robbery, they would have been caught by the authorities and punished severely. He just needed an excuse to fight with him to pass the time when they were to commit the crime.6.)  Bigger feels uncomfortable around the Daltons because his view of white people hadn’t match what the stereotype has been given in movies. He feels uncomfortable since he doesn’t understand their actions as to why they are helping him. The Daltons represent nothing has to what he has seen before.7.)  Mary’s sincerity is a bit overwhelming. She’s too earnest and comes off too strong towards someone who hasn’t ever experienced a white being friendly to them. Mary also seems too eager about having a black around as she gives off the feeling of being a rambunctious person. She means no harm but towards Bigger she is unknowingly a threat to his job.8.)  Jan and Mary encourages communism as they believe it would get rid of the segregation and fuse the two societies together again. But they don’t truly understand the racism blacks experience, leading to their ignorance. They blindly support communism as they believe by stirring a revolution, it can change their population for the better.9.)  Fear motivates Bigger’s actions in book one. It’s the reason why Bigger had murdered Mary and why he was reluctant to rob the store. He is left doubtful because he feels distressed of losing the only things in life left. Since white people rule in his society, he is left fearful of what power they have over him.10.)  The rat represents Bigger since he has been presented as a greedy person. In this situation he’s presented as the white people’s hatred. He feels trapped which resorts him to leading towards his violent actions; like the actions of a rat. The vermin later on perishes by the hands of Bigger. This foreshadows Bigger’s imminent doom. The symbolism of the alarm clock shows when they all wake up to face the harshness of their society.  


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