[Novel] Native Son (Richard Wright)

native-son

Richard Wright adapts the ideas explored in Dostoyevsky’s “Crime & Punishment” and Camus’ “The Stranger” to analyze the cultural and moral displacement of black people in early 20th century USA.

Positive: Negative:
Interesting, profound, relatively likable characters
Enthralling, tense plot
Solid, memorable story
Enlightening on the situation of Afro-Americans in early 20th century USA
Enlightening on the not so obvious psychological effects of cultural displacement
Thought-provoking on cultural differences, racism, and human nature in general

 

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