Friday, November 13, 2020

Review of Native Son by Richard Wright

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel, History

Elaborate Description

This book shows the social circumstances which led a black boy called Bigger to commit murder. A sequence of events which transpire after the initial murder exacerbate the situation. Bigger is set to be made an example of even though similar events did not drive so much attention. Decisions are expressed as part of prior experiences rather than stand alone events as the same event appears differently from different perspectives based on respective experiences. The enormous amount of hate within the society towards blacks and communists are the centerpiece of this story. Many social aspects of society are present such as conditions which force blacks to live in poor conditions with higher rents.

There are three parts to the book with each becoming more interesting. From a short showing of what life was about to before the murder, to trying to obtain money to run away, to the trial.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9780061935411
Pages to read:   367
Publication:     2009
1st Edition:      1940
Format:            eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    3
Content          3
Overall           3